Can I Avoid Hackers? I just installed a new wireless router and I have a few questions about hacker security. From what I have been reading online, it is very easy to hack into a router and take over somebody's computer, picking up credit card info and such. What are the capabilites of a typical hacker and how easy/hard is it to get passed a firewalled system or password secured router? Is simply passwording the router enough to keep away hackers, or are there other countermeasures which must be taken as well? Also, just curious, to what extent can a hacker control your system and would it be possible to identify and hack into a comp that picked up your wirelesss signal, although I don't plan on doing that.