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kirk wilson
Apr 12, 2010, 05:22 PM
This is a pretty basic question about free wi-fi spots, but i was in the town square today, where there are about 3 wi-fi providers (maybe 4); with my
old iBook g3 (osx 10.39).
After logging into yahoo mail, and reading my mail, I went to yahoo groups, except that I got re-directed to a porn site instead. Kind of a shock.

So i closed it out, and then there was a pop-up (even more porn) behind that.
So I closed that, and returned to my yahoo mail, where i was still logged in.
I closed it, and changed my password (it was 7 years old anyway).

This was a laptop with a fresh install of 10.39; so there was no 'porn' in any history or bookmarks or anywhere.

Can crossing wi-fi signals throw you to another site entirely?


kw



TheKrs1
Apr 13, 2010, 02:48 AM
This is a pretty basic question about free wi-fi spots, but i was in the town square today, where there are about 3 wi-fi providers (maybe 4); with my
old iBook g3 (osx 10.39).
After logging into yahoo mail, and reading my mail, I went to yahoo groups, except that I got re-directed to a porn site instead. Kind of a shock.

So i closed it out, and then there was a pop-up (even more porn) behind that.
So I closed that, and returned to my yahoo mail, where i was still logged in.
I closed it, and changed my password (it was 7 years old anyway).

This was a laptop with a fresh install of 10.39; so there was no 'porn' in any history or bookmarks or anywhere.

Can crossing wi-fi signals throw you to another site entirely?


kw
Rather than a crossed connection, it is more likely that the wireless router you were on was hacked/modded/controlled to act in such a manner.