if my ip addresses is on someone else wifi connection can they see my activity and do they have access to my accounts?

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  • 3 months ago

    There are two sides to a router, the public side and private side. On the public side the IP address is assigned by the ISP and there can't be two public addresses that are the same, if there was the ISPs routing protocols would go crazy and bring the whole network down.

    The private side of your network can't be seen from the public side. There is a feature running on your router called Network Address Translation (NAT) that hides the private side from the public side. Unless you turn on something called port forwarding in the NAT configuration it is impossible for someone on the public side to see/reach/effect anything on the private side.

  • don r
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    ......I don't think they can see that much. There are apps that will show what devices are active though.

  • k w
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    only if you have an unsecure wi-fi, .......

  • Alan
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    What do you mean your IP address is on someone else wi-fi

    connection?

    Is your computer on someone Wi-fi connection?

    If just someone has the same IP address as yours, that is something

    different and it doesn't get them any access.

    But if your computer is on someone else Wi-fi.

    1st lots of system allow the user to get a list of all

    ip address activity on the router.

    So first, they can easily know you are there.

    So if they have their own router, they may be able

    run a sniffer program and watch all your traffic.

    However, if your traffic is encrypted (secure website, etc),

    they can't decode that traffic unless they are trained

    hackers who defeat the encryption.

    However, you must watch out if some of your activity

    is unencrypted and you send the same password

    in your unencrypted activity.

    Let's say you use an unencrypted file-transfer-program (ftp) or visit

    an unsecured website

    and use the same password as your password for other accounts.

    Then, they can have the password to your other accounts also.

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