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Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

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Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

IM getting the TEXT notifications that a new device was connected to my network when I'm not even home, and when I look in my account for active devises it only showed my cell.
So as I started going through my account app and when I click on the notifications icon on the top left corner of my screen it shows a list that says different times that my Wi-Fi name and password has been changed, (witch I keep track of in a booklet anytime I change these) and I took a screenshot of a time where it was changed twice within the same minute and a few other times around that time frame. I just need to know how to figure out who this is that's doing this.
I've changed names passwords on my account on my modem settings on my Wi-Fi. I have the public Wi-Fi turned off the WPS disabled but now this is something that I'm really concerned about..
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Re: Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

So I called Comcast 2nd tier support and he said I need to call a different department on tomorrow. But didn't think with it showing the notifications that my wifi name and password isn't worth wording about. But can't give me a reason on why I have 8 alerts on April 9th, 1 on April 14th, 1 on April 19th with all saying "changed your name and/or password" each.

And for the alerts stating "A new device was connected to your home network" were as follows:
3-28-18 Samsung-oooc5
3-29-18 Amazon te-00c4f
4-9-18 QuantaMi- edcc1
4-14-18 Hewlett-aef5
4-19-18 SamsungE- ee9d6
4-19-18 Hewlett-aef5
4-20-18 Quanta- 30033
With having one Samsung cell, and a Toshiba Laptop which I keep the wifi network card disabled because I keep it hardwired using Ethernet cord to modem.
And also the month of March data was doubled from the Feb amount that showed on my xfinity app under data usage. And with it being just after the end of April the data is already up to the March used data amount.
Anyone come across these alerts excpessily the changed name and passwords which I did not do on the date and times that's showed in the notifications.
I will try changing all passwords and resetting modem if there is a certain order to do it I would like to know.
Thank you to all that could give me some feedback..
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Re: Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

Hello robertburns2015. I can assist with reviewing your modem and WiFi security settings. Please reach out to me via private message and include your full name, service address, and account number so I can access your account.

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Re: Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

I just want to thank Joe for assisting me with who to talk with. I still haven't gotten any feedback from the security department after I sent them my firewall log. I would like to see what they found.
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Re: Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

In addition to resetting the wifi passwords and the modem, I suggest a couple of other measures:

 

1. Enable Two Factor Authentication on your account - anyone that tries to log into your online account will  prompt the system to send a unique code to your cell phone that you must enter for the login to be validated, otherwise it's denied. This will eliminate xFi as the source of the breach. 

2. You need to change the default password on the Comcast gateway ( http://10.0.0.1 , default username is admin, password is password), otherwise anyone on your network will be able to log into the gateway and change anything on it.  This will also prevent anyone within your network from making changes to the wifi settings. 


"Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong and looking at what you did." - Neil Gaiman
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Re: Have had my wifi name/password changed not by me

Hey Darkangelic, I just came back on here and seen this. I was talking about asking him if he could check with the supervisor of the 2nd tier security department for info on what he needed me to send him.
And I do use the two step with, and change my default password in the admin browser page. You also need to disable the WPS Setting to avoid anyone on hacking thru the 2.4 band.
My suggestion for Comcast if they are going to rent us the modems that they make it more secure by having a password sent with the new modem to the customer that will be used when signing into the 10.0.0.1 settings. And they can leave instructions on how to change that one to whatever the customer decides. Excpessialy now that it's out here on the forum for anyone to know how to get into a neighbor's settings if the neighbor don't know nothing about networking and how easy it is to get access to a modem with the default password being "password"🤔🤔
And they wonder why so many people are leaning toward buying a VPN router to bridge with the gateways just to have some privacy. Even tho it will be changing in the next year since Mark decided to be so money hungry when he got to deep into his developing of the Facebook platform. But, thanks for looking out..Take care and happy fourth!!