Yes I was using WPA2 encryption. My password and ID were similar to yours other than I didn't generate mine and I had more alphas. Knowing the security wasn’t brute force hacked I searched the web to discover what he did to get in. I discovered a discussion about a new wireless security ‘hole 87’ or something close to 87 was brought up at a conference a few years before. The number reffered to the line of code for the vulnerabliity of a routine. I googled the security hole and got only a very few hits. One was a very tech article. As I understood and remembered the article, if a device can fake a dropped connection, the router will reestablish the connection without requiring any security validation. To gather all the required information to fake a dropped connection you may have had to be connected to the network before since you to spoof a MAC address of a device on the network. The hole was not considered urgent and was considered very difficult to prevent. I tried to find the information a second time to send a link to someone a few years later. I couldn’t find it. Even when I found the articles there were only 3 Google hits. That information was removed from the web. If you don’t want to fix a problem just keep the public in the dark. This year Cisco updated router firmware with several security patches. One was to make the routers harder to infect with the Moon malware the other sounded like a fix for that security hole. Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit is a great concept. My read is you need to be browsing with IE. Even though I have read IE is now one of the most secure browsers I will stick with FF. The main reason is that is NOT secure. Am a crazy or what? It is like leaving a $100 bill on the kitchen table. If someone goes through kitchen the bill will be picked up. When they do, I know. What I didn’t mention in my mini tirade is along with a few successful attacks that I know of I have hundreds of unsuccessful attacks over the last 5+ years. They go in waves. I start getting attacked more frequently. I start looking for better security. After the upgrade I will see no attacks for at least a year then the cycle repeats. The big problem is I don’t see any major software security improvement I can use if this gets compromised. I do intend to stop accessing the internet from my office computer since I have enough spares. I can buy a used desktop for only a few dollars more than the cheapest Win 7 OS disk I could locate. I run FF in a sandboxie sand box. So far the bots are not smart enough to detect the sandbox. I figure the app is not wildly used and the bot probably does not know what happened. The process may not fail (a return value of fail) until the user responds to the warning message. That never happens. I disconnect the connection then the sandbox is flushed ASAP. Aldan, sometimes I can get volatile. I suspected you might not know much about security threats. If you don't set traps for intruders how would you know they were there if they clean up any trace of a break in? McAfee has publicly admitted they don't even try to add all the new found virus info into their databases they only add ones that damage software/hardware. Why would you feel so secure that your computer has no malware on it? I have been a senior programmer for about 25 years. I could build my own botnet from scratch except I do not know enough about attack routines. I am sure when a botnet attacks the process takes less than a second using probably many thousands of lines of code. I can say the attack process is mostly probing until an opening is found. I have read even secure systems can be overloaded if the security barrier is oveloaded with a barrage of attacks. This is do-able with a bot net. I also don't think you have any concept of how smart a hacker can be. In this day and age there are no dumb programmers. An IQ of 130 is not all that high for a lead programmer and I have known and worked for several geniuses. The hackers come from all over the world most can’t get a decent job doing honest work so they hack. You can have no clue what you are up against. A genius can probably make the smartest person you know look stupid. I have seen just that, a pissing match between a very smart person and a genius. The mismatch didn't last long. The IQ difference between a normal person and a genius is the same as a normal person and an idiot the lowest grade of retardation. So if you are notmal, you look to a genius as the lowest form of retard looks to you. Idots may never learn to dress themselves.