Re: OT: unathorized network user.

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Jimmy Bradley wrote:
>        I live in an apartment complex, and I have a wireless network
> that most of the time, I run encrypted. For some reason, in order for my
> Linux machines to see my one remaining windows machine, I have to turn
> off the encryption. Not long after I turn the encryption off, there is
> some one who lives near me, whose machine gets on my network.
>         Now,get this, apparently the machine is setup to share the whole
> hard drive,because I can see all the folders on the hard drive. By the
> way, it's an 80gig hard drive. I have written and saved text files to
> the machine's desktop, asking the person to stay off my network, but
> they continue to get on my network. The last text message I saved to the
> person's desktop was a message saying that they have ignored all my
> warnings, so they leave me no choice but to fill up their hard drive.
> So far, I have filled their hard drive about halfway up, and they still
> get on my network. I haven't saved any malicious files to their machine.
> It's mostly been Linux distro iso's and video(no porn)and audio files
> that I know they won't like. Just nice big files.
>         This person has to be clueless as to what is going on. You'd
> think they would've noticed something by now.
>         My question is, does anyone have any other ideas as to handle
> this problem? I mean, I don't want to fill this person's hard drive up,
> but if I have to, I will.
> Thanks
> Jim

Right now is a good time for you to see a lawyer, explain the situation,
and find out exactly what you need to do to minimize your own liability
here. I think you are making an extremely grave mistake putting files on
another person's system for the purpose of damaging it -- no matter what
your reasoning is. You could be facing criminal charges.

Until you do see a lawyer I reccommend you stop all your attacks on that
person's system.

It is pretty clear you need to do a better job of securing your own system.

Bob Cochran

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