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Old 11-13-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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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.
I can't even figure out what your forum user name means; so don't be surprise by anything; OP.
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Originally Posted by Shankapotomus View Post
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?...
Probably not. But then again... you never really know, do you?
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Old 11-14-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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I know of someone who had one named like that and "somebody" hacked it and changed the access point name to "dumb ass neighbor" and also changed their password so they had to do a reset and set it back up. We laughed about it later as it wasn't hard to figure out who did it and he knew it was a joke.

As for those of you saying you hide/don't broadcast......pffft. Waste of your time. It takes all of 10 seconds to find them if someone cares to look.
LMAO, That's a good one. At least the hacker had a sense of humor.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Originally Posted by Shankapotomus View Post
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.
Your neighbor was simply having a little fun...just like these people:

Top 20 Funny Wi-Fi Names - Best Names For Your Router
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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People do this sort of stuff all the time... just to try and keep people off from trying to access their routers for free internet. If you already have your own wifi spot, and you're connected to that, then why bother looking at the other networks in your area?
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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One funny wifi name I recently saw: I Wach You Pee.

Even funnier was the deliberate misspelling of "watch".

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Old 02-02-2017, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Lol, way too sensitive OP. This is very common. Matter of fact, mine was "NSA Surveillance Van" up until recently.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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If you think that is bad one of my neighbors keeps changing his to the names of deceased celebrities plus some other off humor term. I guess some people just like to keep the neighbors wondering what they are thinking. LOL
reminds me of gods inc where all the printers are named after porn stars.
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