Computer Security & Viruses/hacking

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hi. can a computer be hacked if someone knew the computer's serial number or internet serial number? how to prevent this of the computer has no internet service and if it does have internet service? thanks.

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Ellen,

Knowing a computer's serial number, no, your computer can't be hacked (online or offline). Also, there is no such thing as an "internet serial number." Could you be referring to "IP address?"

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