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Old 10-31-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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I don't see what the big deal is about using a high level and normally secretive federal agencies name/acronym...

Ain't illegal, isn't pornography, not lewd...

I guess the OP would be upset if he/she/it looked at the license plate on the vehicle in front of them and it read:

FBI or NSA or CIA or STASI or TOKKO or MI5 etc...

Methinks the OP's neighbor did it just to chuckle at knowing the reaction of some of his/her/it's neighbors. Using the OP's logic if I were to name a hard drive obama I should be arrested for trying to impersonate the President

This is what America has come to, now some people think putting an innocuous name on something should be illegal...

~sheesh~

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Old 10-31-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I was in my computer's network preferences re-connecting to my wifi network and noticed one of my neighbor's named their wifi access point after a high level and normally secretive federal agency. I thought, what an idiot.

Obviously a real government agency isn't going to publicly advertise their access point in a suburban neighborhood, right?... so I'm guessing this neighbor just named it that to discourage people who might know how to crack wifi passwords and/or hack into computers.

Is this illegal? I feel like this neighbor is 1.) impersonating a federal agency and 2.) unnecessarily creeping out the neighborhood as if it were some high level area for crime activity.
1 - no.
2 - not creeping out anyone. You're letting it creep you out, the problem is staring at you in the mirror.

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Should just keep the wifi name hidden. It is getting easier and easier to crack wifi codes these days ...
Hiding the name doesn't do anything. And if I was picking between a wide open AP vs. one that is trying to hide, the latter would probably get my attention more.

While cracking WPA isn't rocket science, its not trivial either. And there are still benefits for it (it just shouldn't be your only control). Picking a lock isn't hard at all... but that doesn't make locked doors useless.
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I like these WiFi names:

Error: Please contact your ISP
No Network Available
Abraham Linksys
Alexander Graham Belkin
Benjamin FrankLAN
Get off my LAN
It Hertz when IP
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:04 AM
 
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We have a few of those FBI Surveillance Vans around town, I see em pop up on my phone from time to time. It amuses me.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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i thought this thread would be that the ssid was something vulgar

that would make more sense about why it bothered you
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:12 AM
 
Location: USA
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Mine is FreeViruses

I didn't put much thought into it.
LMAO, That's pretty good for not much thought. I like it!
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Old 11-02-2014, 03:51 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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You can name YOUR Wi-Fi access whatever your little heart desire. Why do you care what others do?

When I think about - mine must be very creepy too ... for some
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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My fav is "Router, I hardly know her"
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Mine is "MyFi".
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Dear OP,
I think naming it Treadstone was meant as a joke.
,dave
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