Beware Sify Users

shouvik

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I left my PC ON last night coz I was downloading a movie.

Today morning I got a call from another Sify user, he asked me if my PC is ON or not. Then he said that he can access all my drives. Initially I thought it was a joke one of my friend is playing with me. But when he said that there r some movie clips on your D: drive and wallpapers on your E: drive. I was confirmed that he wasn't joking :unsure:

I was sleeping that time, I quickly woke up and turned ON my firewall which I
accidentally turned OFF last night.

So guys, if you are using Sify Broadband, make sure you have a good Firewall installed on your system.
 

NeO

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dude is your GUEST account is enabled if it is then disable it.Yup firewall is a good option.And one more thing how he got ur telephone number :eek:
 

shouvik

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I had my resume on my E: drive, he read it and called me up Thats wot he said when I asked him the same question
 


shouvik

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If u think the other way, he could have stolen all the things from my PC. read my resumes and could have deleted anything if he wanted. But he didn't, instead he called me up and told me that my PC is shareable hence I came to know that I should turn ON my firewall. In other words he was honest.
 

popcorn

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had you shared all your drives? I dont think any 1 can see drives with ease except if he had used sniffers and torgons targeting yr(cancer) pc.
 


popcorn

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use pen drives to transfer data. it is risky to share drives on a open network... Sify gives half solutions.... gives antivirus but fails to give a proper firewall. So just enable your default windows firewall our use zone / macfee/ norton firewalls...zone is best :unsure:
 

shouvik

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I have a spend a lot of money to buy a pen drive, my hub works fine for me. Also I use zone firewall but last night I accidentally turned it OFF.
 

popcorn

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if you are using xp pro ... you can restrict access with a password...while sharing a folder/drive. it will only allow the authorised users to gain access.....
 

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