Questionable network name?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iwannamac, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. iwannamac macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2007
    I know this is kind of a random place for this post, but I figured children would most likely encounter unfamiliar networks with a mobile device such as a Touch. That being said, I recently discovered that one of my
    neighbors has named his wireless network "Go F*** Yourself." His of course is not censored. I figure it's a message for potential hackers, yet seems inappropriate to me given
    the chance of children seeing of on a mobile device. Am I overreacting or is this common?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It's certainly not uncommon. There isn't much you can do about it though. If you really wanted to talk to him about it, you could point out that you find it a bit inappropriate. They might be fine about it and change it to something a bit less harsh, or they might egg your house.
  4. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
    I've seen all sorts in my appartment alone I've seen a few questionable ones. I'd much less lay concern on wifi names then say... porn or questionable website content.
  5. till macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2007
    New York or Berlin
    1) What's a "child" doing with an iPod Touch?

    2) I'd be shocked - shocked! - if a kid hadn't heard that and worse by the time they're 10 or so. You weren't an innocent little angel back then, and neither are they.
  6. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    I always think a network name should not draw attention to itself.

    Seems like hes challenging someone to hack him.
  7. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    I like to call my router the default name of a different manufacturer. That should annoy hackers :)

    Anyway, I'd be more worried about children accessing the internet than a questionable router name. I mean, have you SEEN what's on there? :eek:
  8. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    lol Meh, Mine's named "a**" in a different language :p
  9. Green2Delta macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    I wanted to name my wireless network "Don't steal my bandwidth, f***er", but my wife wouldn't let me. :(
  10. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It's common, but ur not overreacting either. I'm not a prude but i would be shocked if i saw that name as an SSID. Although i did find it slightly amusing when i saw a network named "boobies" in the middle of a business district :)

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