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Windows 7: SEXBOX appeared as a destination on my network

03 Jun 2011   #1

Win7 64bit
SEXBOX appeared as a destination on my network

Hope someone knows what this is.

last night I had a new destination showing on my list of networks called SEXBOX. Had been working so decided to wait till this morning to investigate. It has gone now.

I have a small home network. Not fully operating yet. I need to study here more to understand. XP and Win7.

I may not be the only people on my system as I have some others sharing the house.

I do occasionally open the naughties but never absolutely never join anything or down load anything or give my email etc. And I am careful not to click the wrong button. But I must respect the professionalism of those who wish to make me. it is their business so I must accept the possibility.

I have googled SEXBOX and gotten little save to say that some say it is a Sony name. I could not verify that.

It is not there now. it could have been someone else logged in with a fun named machine. It has gone now. Concerned though and would like to know if anyone has come across the same.


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03 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

What appears on the network is what someone named their computer
SEXBOX could simply just be a normal pc someone else is using on the network, it's not by definition pornographic in nature.

I would need a bit more information to go on here though.
If you are using a wireless router you need to educate yourself on how to secure the wifi.
I've seen computer names ranging from random strings of letters and numbers to downright offensive.
They are all just normal names people have given their pc's though. I wouldn't be concerned about the name of the machine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 64bit

I have a reasonably secure wireless system. Well I have changed the password and it is a complex one. But I am not a security expert. I honestly don't know how easy it is to hack into the latest hubs. It was a simple before. Can't remember the program, possible backtrack, worked on Linux. Took all of five minutes to have access to a locked hub and the users passwords. But that was a few years ago. Must look into it again.

My belief is that once it's digital it is hackable. Unless I am a expert in those numbers that are not divisible etc can't remember their name.

But I will (when I have some time crank up my security)

Just googled Backtrack and yes that's the site. Seems at a glance it is still a simple for some.

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