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My family and I have been trying to sell my place for the past couple of months and up until Saturday never have an issue with leaving my place (standing outside) so the prospective buyers could look around with their realtor. Well all changed Saturday. Two groups of people came in and looked around Saturday morning. When they were finished I walked upstairs into my office I noticed that my computer had a run dialog box opened on the screen. Basically this is were they can access all IP settings. I called up cablevision and was told that the ports on the computer had been opened up to allow remote access into my system. The ports were immediately closed down and my realtor was notified. Not much she can do except call the other two realtors and explain to them what took place. Long story short don’t trust anyone.
 

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Not much she can do except call the other two realtors and explain to them what took place. Long story short don’t trust anyone.
She might have the names of the people and should be reported to the police
 

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Caldwell banker is fwd'ing all information to their management. Ill have to wait to see what their management has to say about it. Like Fireman said, at least i caught it in time.
 

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Wow

Caldwell banker is fwd'ing all information to their management. Ill have to wait to see what their management has to say about it. Like Fireman said, at least i caught it in time.
It is likely they gave fake names to the realtor. Correct me if I am wrong but,I don't think they ask for ID. It should be that the realtor stays with them while they tour the house.
 

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The realtor is always suppose to be with them. The odd part was the first group that we showed the place to consisted of 3 guys and a women realtor. Ive never seen three guys together looking for a place. The other showing was a couple. My guess it was someone from the first group.
 

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The realtor is always suppose to be with them. The odd part was the first group that we showed the place to consisted of 3 guys and a women realtor. Ive never seen three guys together looking for a place. The other showing was a couple. My guess it was someone from the first group.

Possibly homos
 

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First, the realtor is responsible for supervising the visit at all times.

You should be able to access the security log and see exactly when those settings were changed. BTW, how did Cablevision find out the ports were opened? I've never spoken to a provider tech that was anywhere close to being technical enough to making such a diagnosis.
 

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how did Cablevision find out the ports were opened? I've never spoken to a provider tech that was anywhere close to being technical enough to making such a diagnosis.
Basically i was lucky. I gave them premission to access my computer and the guy saw that there were multiple ports that were opened up for remote access. Internal firewall that was turned off and some other things that i have no idea what he was saying or doing. Also at that point i had to turn off the cable modem for 24 hours so it would retrieve a new IP address. This was a pain in the a** becuase by doing that i lost my phone service as well
 

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Wonder if they were interested in your emails regarding offers on the house. Knowing existing offers could save them thousands in a bidding war.

The realtor is always suppose to be with them.
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1.Check your security and windows logs.
Do a google search to learn how to find them. If you see things in the logs at the times that you were outside, save and send them to the realtor. If nothing else, you could use it as a bargaining chip to lower their comission.
2. Get yourself a router and put it between the modem and your PC. Change the default passwords and be sure to set-up wireless security if it is a wireless model. The instructions for this should be in the manual.
FWIW-It would take at least a few minutes to set-up remote access to your PC for "most" people on the fly.
If the logs show that it was done during the realtor's visit, then the hackers were either left alone for at least 5-10 minutes, or they have a method of doing this prepared in advance (in which case they do it often) so the realtor should be made aware.
 

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I would get on some sort of credit protect program contact all creditors
 

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if you call one of the three credit reporting agencies they can put a lock on all your accounts.(transunion is one of them forget the other two) I would imagine that their main goal is to get access to your credit line. who knows what else they were able to figure out with general info laying around, like your paper bills that would include account numbers and such.
 

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If his internet ports were open a person from another home could access his comp
 

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Well the way im looking at it is they were only able to get my Computer ip information. They would not had been enough time to gather anymore info then that. The computer has been assigned a new ip and im working on trying to get an external firewall up and running. Im definetly keeping an eye all accounts. By the time boths groups left they would not have had anytime to access my system prior to me having everything shut down. What a pain in the a**
 

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I would be very cautious about any stored credit card numbers on your computer. If you make purchases and have saved any numbers or passwords they are all at risk of compromise. Sorry this happend.:(
 
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