Here is a question. I disconnected my wireless network (completely) it is in the box, literally.
I have found 2 other wireless networks BOTH with good signals and can connect to both and surf fine - here is my question.
I have ZONE ALARM set to HIGH PRIVACY MODE (FIREWALL FILE SHARING NOT ALLOWED) supposedly I'm invisible to all hackers, etc..
Does the HOST I'm piggybacking have ANY access to my system in this "totally protective mode" I read it makes my IP invisible so I cannot be attacked, but does the host have ANY ACCESS, ALL ACCESS, NO ACCESS in a REAL WORLD SCENARIO????
I'm thinking one is my neighbor who has highspeed connection (gamer) and I read 6 to 12mbps speed with this connection. The second connection, I'm not sure about who that might be - neither seems to know I'm aboard, but WHAT ABOUT MY OWN PRIVACY ISSUES (anything I wouldn't want others to see) what gives????
I don't plan on riding this wireless server I'm surfing, but I know people do it every day - literally, I believe I'm riding okay here and not sure what happens on the other end to NOTIFY the host that I'm hitch-hiking him.
PLEASE - what is the good, bad and ugly of doing this. I don't think anything like an internet cafe exists around here - I cannot imagine a HUB setup on purpose other than a family serving their familie's needs.
Any input welcome!!!!