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  • Greetings, lets assume I spent 15 years off world and know virtually Nothing about technology. I just had a beautiful baby girl, Abigael, who is now 6 months old... at the age of 48. Suddenly security is important to me. Every time I unexpectedly open my network settings I find unknown, to me, cell phones. I was able to capture this mac address       2c:54:cf:f2:64:aa    on this occasion. should I be worried? What are the phones doing there? How do they get there?   Please ease my fears, or direct me in the path to knowledge.... maybe a quick read to get me up to speed. Thank you
    • Moved by Mattew Wu Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:28 AM not dev issue
    Monday, March 19, 2018 11:13 AM

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  • Greetings, lets assume I spent 15 years off world and know virtually Nothing about technology. I just had a beautiful baby girl, Abigael, who is now 6 months old... at the age of 48. Suddenly security is important to me. Every time I unexpectedly open my network settings I find unknown, to me, cell phones. I was able to capture this mac address       2c:54:cf:f2:64:aa    on this occasion. should I be worried? What are the phones doing there? How do they get there?   Please ease my fears, or direct me in the path to knowledge.... maybe a quick read to get me up to speed. Thank you

    Good day,

    your question is out of the scope of the MSDN forums in general. the MSDN system is basically not for home users questions but for developers, IT, and DBAs. In first glance it seems to me like the best place that fit your question are forums that deal with home users question related to the operating system (OS) that you are using (but we have no idea yet which OS you use). Once you give us the name of the OS in your machine, we might be able to point you to the right forum, where you can ask the question

    In the mean time, if you are using Windows OS then please check this forum and ask your question there:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

    >> I just had a beautiful baby girl

    Congrats!

    >> open my network settings

    where?!? what is your OS?

    >> should I be worried?

    ALWAYS :-)
    But at the same time the only way to be safe is never go outside your house and never turn on your machine. Everything we do is compromises between security and needs

    >> How do they get there?

    where is "there" ?

    >> Please ease my fears

    I can't and I should not!

    Worrying is a good thing (on a proportional level) which lead us to work better.


    signature   Ronen Ariely
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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:15 AM
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  • I would ask here, in this forum dedicated to Windows security:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/security

    You can click "Show filters" near the top and select your version of Windows, then click "Apply". At the top of the page click "Participate", then select "Ask a question".


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:26 PM
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  • Hi derick,

    Since your question is out of the scope of Payout and Reporting forum, I will move your thread so that you could be assisted better.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best regards,

    Zhendong Wu


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    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:27 AM
  • Greetings, lets assume I spent 15 years off world and know virtually Nothing about technology. I just had a beautiful baby girl, Abigael, who is now 6 months old... at the age of 48. Suddenly security is important to me. Every time I unexpectedly open my network settings I find unknown, to me, cell phones. I was able to capture this mac address       2c:54:cf:f2:64:aa    on this occasion. should I be worried? What are the phones doing there? How do they get there?   Please ease my fears, or direct me in the path to knowledge.... maybe a quick read to get me up to speed. Thank you

    Good day,

    your question is out of the scope of the MSDN forums in general. the MSDN system is basically not for home users questions but for developers, IT, and DBAs. In first glance it seems to me like the best place that fit your question are forums that deal with home users question related to the operating system (OS) that you are using (but we have no idea yet which OS you use). Once you give us the name of the OS in your machine, we might be able to point you to the right forum, where you can ask the question

    In the mean time, if you are using Windows OS then please check this forum and ask your question there:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows

    >> I just had a beautiful baby girl

    Congrats!

    >> open my network settings

    where?!? what is your OS?

    >> should I be worried?

    ALWAYS :-)
    But at the same time the only way to be safe is never go outside your house and never turn on your machine. Everything we do is compromises between security and needs

    >> How do they get there?

    where is "there" ?

    >> Please ease my fears

    I can't and I should not!

    Worrying is a good thing (on a proportional level) which lead us to work better.


    signature   Ronen Ariely
     [Personal Site]    [Blog]    [Facebook]    [Linkedin]

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:15 AM
    Moderator
  • I would ask here, in this forum dedicated to Windows security:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/security

    You can click "Show filters" near the top and select your version of Windows, then click "Apply". At the top of the page click "Participate", then select "Ask a question".


    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:26 PM
    Moderator