I thought I knew as little about computers as anyone in the civilized world but now I think I’ve met someone who knows less.
One of my neighbors, a little old lady who is even older than me is claiming that her wireless Apple notebook has been hacked. Why she thinks that is something she won’t reveal; maybe she got a porno link by mistake but she insists it is hacked. As she described her set up to me she has a wireless modem that is connected to the internet via a cable (our condo association provides basic cable service through Brighthouse)and through some sort of hocus pocus her computer receives a signal from this wireless modem and it used to work perfectly until her computer was allegedly hacked. I told her I had no wireless equipment at all and knew nothing about it but she is convinced I just don’t want to be bothered, which is absolutely true. She is about to buy a desktop computer because “it isn’t wireless and can’t be hacked.” I don’t know who gave her that information; I told her I would consult my experts—so, experts, come to my assistance, please.
Is it even remotely possible that a hacking took place? If it did, is a non-wireless desktop computer safer than a wireless notebook computer? For what it is worth, I think what she is calling a modem is actually a router connected to a modem supplied by Brighthouse—I haven’t seen it nor do I intend to.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.