Strange WiFi occurrence

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by kirk wilson, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. kirk wilson macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    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?

  2. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010
    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.

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