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Everything you send over the network is visible to anyone near you. Even if they do use MAC filtering, it doesn't help -- with no encryption on the network, you're broadcasting every packet in the clear over radio. Any wifi card capable of monitor mode can record everything you send. As André mentioned in comments, this is also potentially vulnerable to ...
An attacker with admin access to your wifi router can install a firmware "update" that contains any number of nasty things, such as a back-door for shell access or a secret password that will always allow access. Real life example: The DNSChanger trojan configured a rogue DNS server that would direct all of your advertising traffic to the DNSChanger team's ...
Based on the timestamps (1min 46sec & ~15min gaps between events), this is not a DDoS. This is about par for random DoS attempts against an exposed device on the Internet, such as your Netgear router. A DDoS would show many events flooding in at the same time... you would get lots of logged events per second, or at the very least hundreds per minute.
An open type WiFi connection is unencrypted and insecure by all means. Anyone can easily steal / monitor your data by sniffing packets in transit between your device and the wireless router hub /access point using many of the freely available packet sniffers. Unless you're using TLS, any and all data is in the clear for anyone to intercept and monitor. The ...
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