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hacking my wifi

  • Hiya my son was online playing a game and a guy told him he had our ip address and was gonna hack it is this possible and his Internet kept going off and on ? ....thanks 
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Re: hacking my wifi

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Not possible to hack, there is something that can cause the internet to drop called DDOS where they flood the connection and cause the internet to keep dropping you can find out about it here https://www.cloudflare.com/en-gb/learning/ddos/what-is-a-ddos-attack/

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Re: hacking my wifi

Yes, that Cloudflare link is a very good description of a DDOS attack. This is not what most users experience, a DDOS attach means hundreds if not thousands of machines attaching you, that’s why it’s called a Distributed Denial Of Service. This rarely happens to normal users, it happens mostly to corporations, banks, etc. Most users just get another user attacking them, usually by a script. DDOS is a very misused description. 


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