there are many wifi routers in my town and I accidentally connected my laptop through someone else's wifi - it was not password protected
I disconnected the wifi after around 10 seconds. Would it be possible for the owner of that wifi did something to my laptop during the brief moment I was connected? Or possibly did something to threaten my laptop in anyway ?
I can't sleep before I know my laptop and my wifi router is secure !!!
@dwk: It's certainly possible, but unlikely, given the hurdles:
Most exploits take time and require some solid planning, execution, and (often) luck. That said, if you're on a Mac, be sure you update to macOS 10.12.1; always keep up with Windows updates religiously if you're on a PC; likewise for iOS and Android; and don't have Flash or Java installed on your system, as those are easily exploited.
That's relief !
Indeed. Always better to be safe than sorry! :sunglasses: :+1: