Questionable network name?

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  1. iwannamac macrumors member

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    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

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I always think a network name should not draw attention to itself.

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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