Hotel WiFi unsecured computer-computer networks

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by j/k/Andy, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    As I sit in my hotel room, are these WiFi unsecured computer-computer networks that show up just trying to intercept my internet communications and all the valuable :rolleyes: data I'm sending?

    My hotel has I assume legitimate networks, but these guys are trying to scam me with networks named: Free Public WiFi and Free Internet Access?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Short answer, yes. They hope that someone connects to them, and when they are trying to figure out why Teh Internets™ aren't working they are stealing files off the computer.
  3. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    I spend about 120-150 days a year in hotels, and the hotel-provided network is always pretty obvious (and reliably safe, if depressingly slow), Ibahn is one of the more common ones. Any peer-to-peer network, though, should be avoided like the plague.

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