What's the penalty for joking? Have to take some sensetivity training
classes, taught by old retired Catholic penguins, with rulers for whacking
knuckles? No, wait, separation of church and state. Maybe Bob Dole and John
McCain can be hired to teach? Some descendants of Richard Nixon?
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The internet is NOT a place to joke around. The internet is very
While on vacation, I was sniffing a wifi across street at fairly small
hotel like building.
OMG, must have had 8-9 units, with names like back porch, front, porch,
dinning, etc. And I'm listening across the street. All password protected,
Years ago when I toyed with Script Kiddies trying to get into my system,
my computer name, the one that shows up on any network was
"NSA STRIKE TEAM". When I service networks and hook my service laptop
to a network and work with remote tech support, my laptop shows up on
the network as "Laptop From Hell" so there's no mistake which port of
a switch or router I'm hooked to. I also use some pretty horrid names
for my own WiFi AP's. ^_^
On 09/24/12 04:35 pm, Douglas C. Neidermeyer wrote:
Why do people broadcast their SSIDs? If I know who you are and think
that you have a legitimate need to access my network via WiFi, I'll tell
you what the SSID is -- or I'll enter the information on your computer
The don't broadcast your SSID idea is just nonsense that keeps on
showing up in the various "computer expert" articles who are paid by the
It certainly doesn't make your network invisible and just causes issues
for nearby wireless users.
I think that some "sniffing" programs may be able to tell that my WiFi
network exists, but if the SSID is unknown, that's another hurdle for
somebody to deal with if s/he wants to try to break into my network or
simply freeload on my Internet connection.
What issues does an invisible (or SSID unknown) network cause for other
Seems like WPA plus a strong password would handle just about anything
except perhaps a hacker army. The installer who set up my router recently
also told me to use passwords with a space or two in them which apparently
makes them much harder to figure out.
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