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Wirless, unsecure! Who knew...[/end sarcasm]

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Rabid Snail

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I was watching the news just a few minutes, and there is this whole main peice about how a pringles can can be used to hack wirless networks. Some expert is saying that wirless networks are insecure, and how most people dont know this.

I don't know..just felt like posting.

Things that ****ed me off in the report:
Kept on calling the kid a hacker (I'm pretty sure it's cracker)
Kid used a mac.

Edit: I didn't know **** was a curse...
 

su root

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I really don't trust high-tech news to regular news stations, they don't know what they're talking about most of the time. Also, most news stations edit their material for the high-impact, ie: "Hackers attack wireless networks!" vs. "Cheap new wireless antenna discovered!"

Yes, a pringles can can be used as a wireless antenna, and I know of people who use them. It's not a new thing... you can buy expensive antennas for your wireless card that will win you a connection from a couple kilometers out :eek:
 

The Revelation

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This is why I don't watch the news....

I'll get all of my information from the Internet, at least I get to choose where I get my information from.
 

su root

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The Revelation said:
This is why I don't watch the news....

I'll get all of my information from the Internet, at least I get to choose where I get my information from.
true that.

unfortunately, if you don't know what's going on there, you can run into sites like www.theonion.com or other spoof sites (and believe them:D)
 

Fink

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Pringles = good range...

Compete-sm.jpg
 

su root

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pringles cans are apparently really good, and very cheap.

here's a linky.. the site looks legit
http://www.arwain.net/evan/pringles.htm

they look so easy to make... I know a friend of mine who loses connectivity if he moves his computer to the other side of his dorm room.. this may help him out..