Outerspace1978 wrote:Doh ......... im running xbuntu and was ask by someone who was desperate to make a call on a dead phone if he could charge from my laptop with the usb (was in London Kings cross station)
At the time I was logged onto work (citrix) I think I may have ended up using his data connection (was on my wifi with phone) / have I done the most stupidest thing ?
My understanding of the way these devices work is that if wifi was available, your laptop is unlikely to have connected via the phone network: the telcos prefer to offload onto the Internet, not the other way round. More likely, his phone's data connection piggybacked on your wifi.
Of course he could have been a deeply techy hacker and installed some toys of his own - but then I'll bet his exploit was not tailored to xubuntu!
Or, do you have some reason to think it went the wrong way?