[funsec] Free Public WiFi

Joel Esler joel.esler at me.com
Mon Oct 18 15:04:10 CDT 2010


I see it all the time, and always try and join it with my non-primary machine (if I am carrying it) just for fun.

J

On Oct 18, 2010, at 3:13 PM, Paul M. Moriarty wrote:

> The real reason is a lot less interesting, it seems.
> 
> http://voices.washingtonpost.com/blog-post/2010/10/free_public_wifi_does_not_exis.html
> 
> On Oct 17, 2010, at 12:29 PM, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> 
>> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Robert Slade <rmslade at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> 
>>> OK, maybe this is way old news for a lot of you, but I'd never come across it.  I've always seen "Free Public Wifi," of course, especially in airports.  (In fact, I'm sitting in YVR right now.  Oddly, I *don't* see "Free Public Wifi" right now, although someone is advertising "Drew's 17inch laptop.")  I've never tried to connect to it, of course: I *do* know the difference between "Unsecured wireless network" and "Unsecured computer-to-computer network."  I've always vaguely wondered if there were some great conspiracy of air travelling blackhats who were trying to sniff credentials in airport lounges and gate areas.
>>> 
>> 
>> Probably, yes. :-)
>> 
>> - ferg
>> 
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