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Re: "Free Public Wifi", and me being snoopy



Frank Cox wrote:
> A new wireless signal showed up on Network Manager on my Fedora 10 laptop
> yesterday named "Free Public Wifi".

You've fallen prey to the most widespread "SSID virus". It might not even
have been intended as such, but it's spreading like one. As others have
said, remove that SSID from your configuration and never try to connect to
it again: if it actually succeeds, you're going through some random machine
and have no idea what kinds of loggers are installed on that machine. And
you definitely don't want to advertise that SSID on your machine, you'd
help spread the "virus" and you might also end up with random people
connecting to your computer and doing nasty things.

        Kevin Kofler


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