Is my roommate spying on my internet/computer use?
July 12, 2011 1:57 PM Subscribe
Is my roommate spying on me via our shared wireless router? Also, is he sneaking on my general computer use?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
A while back my roommate insisted on getting a new wireless router. I had no idea why but later I Googled the model number of the new one and found it has a way of keeping logs on your browsing history -- apparently something only a few routers are capable of.
Also, I have noticed that whenever we are both online, I get these random screen flashes. I spend a lot of time online at home and work and never, ever get that type of flash. Also, it never happens when he's not in the apartment. It has me thinking that he is doing screen grabs somehow.
I know it's mostly circumstantial but I have some motive too. He is the type of person who likes to collect information about everyone. He vacuums up info and keeps a (mental) file on everyone so that he can use it at some point. That much I know for a fact. Also, I know he has gone to lengths to find out stuff about me on other occasions.
Is there any way I can verify whether he is tracking my activity or has installed spyware on my machine?
Thank you all.