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Old 04-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default FBI WiFi pops up...anyone else have weird ones pop up?

I have 2 stories actually... The first one was when we first moved into our new house I kept having "home land security" wifi access popping up. Well today I was at the store in the parking lot and I look at my phone and " FBI survallience vehicle" pops up!!! My question is... Why don't they have these private ?? It would seem a criminal could just keep checking his phone and know FBI survallience was in the area??!!!
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: FBI WiFi pops up...anyone else have weird ones pop up?

You can name your WiFi network anything you want, it doesn't make it true. Mine could show up as "Strategic Air Command" if I wanted it to.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: FBI WiFi pops up...anyone else have weird ones pop up?

Alright we'll that just took the fun out of it!!!! I didn't know that. LOL
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: FBI WiFi pops up...anyone else have weird ones pop up?

I have done this with my own WiFi back when I lived in Minneapolis. Totally freaked out one of my neighbors who was asking the other neighbors in the area if they had seen a strange van in the area.

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #6
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Man that's a good idea, perfect way to mess with my paranoid conspiracy theory obsessed friend when he comes over.lol.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
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We have surveillance van one and two. Dual wifi
The only thing is, is that we are in the country and only have one neighbor close, but there is a busy fm road in front of our house.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #8
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Maybe a hacker's honey pot strategy. Put up a network and name it something intriguing that people will want to connect to and then hack the computers that connect. Run it wide open without security and put some stuff on it that makes the ignorant think they've really discovered something in the hopes that they will tell others about it so you can collect more ignorant users to hack.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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I keep changing mine. Been FBI van 2, DEA surveillance, K9 unit 3, Wake County SWAT, etc. Gotta keep the neighbors on their toes!
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #10
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Maybe a hacker's honey pot strategy. Put up a network and name it something intriguing that people will want to connect to and then hack the computers that connect. Run it wide open without security and put some stuff on it that makes the ignorant think they've really discovered something in the hopes that they will tell others about it so you can collect more ignorant users to hack.
More likely the opposite. People can't figure out how to put a password in it so they rename it something scary so people won't steal it
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More likely the opposite. People can't figure out how to put a password in it so they rename it something scary so people won't steal it
I had one neighbor name his wifi "Mikes internet KEEP OUT"


It was of course not encrypted whatsoever.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #12
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I remember some other guys talking about WiFi naming on another site around Detroit. It made me chuckle.
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You can make your SSID anything you want. I have had some funny ones before.
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One of my neighbours set theirs up a year or two ago with no security and a generic name.

Recently they have put security on it and re-named it "No More Free WIFI"
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I have a neighbor that complains all the time. One was that my dog barked... She does but not very much and only if she is in the yard and another dog goes by.

His other complaint is the kids in the house across the street have a band and practice in their living room.

Those aren't his only complaints... But those are my favorites.

My SSD's are "barking dog" and "rock band". On my new router i can have up to four.

I like the idea of combo SSD's... the first one could be "free teen pron" and the second "FBI van 5'

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I'm thinking of renaming mine 63_sucks_at_drums to give my neighbor my opinion of his playing. Jerk starts drinking, then around 11pm decides he needs to put in some time in the garage banging on his drums.
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Well, what other fun names can we use?
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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My son-in-law names his trojan virus, I don't think he has had any problems with people trying to get on it.
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Just changed mine to DEA/River Manor Unit 1. River Manor is the name of the subdivision i live in been going down hill for awhile now maybe this will make them think the feds have set up shop in the area Ha Ha Ha
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