Can a person steal information from my laptop via wifi?

Question

If I am using a public wifi at abookstore, can another person there steal information from my latop while I am on the internet?

Answer

This question was answered on May 26, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Yes a person can get information from your laptop.

To turn off access to your PC via WIFI, please do the following:

1) Menu "Start" -> Control Panel -> Network Connections.

2) Right-click on your WIFI connection icon and select Properties.

3) Uncheck box near "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks".

4) After that click ok

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Author

Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 26, 2004