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Posted 7/6/17 , edited 7/6/17

MossRantz wrote:


prh99 wrote:

Not without a VPN.


That doesn't seem accurate in the example I'm giving.


That's fine, I wasn't replying to your post but the OP's question about using public WiFi.
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Posted 7/6/17 , edited 7/6/17
i mean... i have... at campuses and hotels and stuff
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whenever i can never been hacked doubt i will never sign into anything important when on public wifi to begin with.
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Posted 7/6/17 , edited 7/6/17
I never hack but if I'm in a random spot and wifi is available, I usually jump in just to watch youtube, anime, or google stuff like "Are Strawberries really not berries?" or stuff and thangs.

But then I saw that even if its innocent fun, I can be prosecuted and raped without my consent so I got a job and brought my own wifi.

I do miss the ghetto days of wifi hunting haha.

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Posted 7/6/17 , edited 7/26/17
being afraid of something like this is like being too afraid to go outside because you might get assaulted or whatever. if you don't have to, don't, but i wouldn't ever worry about it myself
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Posted 7/6/17 , edited 7/7/17

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Trust me, she went from being the average tech savvy person to being near-paranoid tech savvy like I am.

Rofl. Yeah, ironically, Watch Dogs 2 is one of my favorite Ubisoft games in recent days. This is the reason why all of my IoT stuff is on an isolated network and connection.

The funny thing is that these phrases are kind of commonly used nowadays. Back in the day, rubber duckies were used on enemies, family members, or schools. Pineapples were used in places that had crappy wifi systems for payment systems (a former friend of mine in high school was arrested for fetching hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers by having a pineapple access point and Raspberry Pi set up at a Lowe's (the hardware store) ..).

These things are still a thing. It's just that because the world has become more and more technologically focused - these things can happen more often than you'd think. Public wifi is a convenience, but an evil one at that.


i think for laptop you would have extra security when using public wi-fi no ?



It's becoming more like the world of Megaman. Everything will be connected to the net. The last time i got a security update for my phone was April 2017. I guess if i want to stay up to date with security, i have to get a new phone.
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Posted 7/7/17 , edited 7/7/17
i go hardcore and stream boku no pico all day
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dulun18 wrote:
i think for laptop you would have extra security when using public wi-fi no ?


Network discovery and "File and Printer Sharing" only really prevents you from giving unfetted access to your computer while on a network. This doesn't prevent data from being transmitted from applications you have running (some sites send your username/password in plain text and this data can be sniffed out). Or you can be connected to a pineapple, where all of the data (incoming and outgoing) can be saved on the pineapple access point itself or through an SD card/external hard drive.

A laptop will be using applications that are more transparent about your method of connection/communication. Chrome will tell you if a page is secure or not. On a mobile, apps don't necessarily tell you if they're broadcasting through a secure socket layer (SSL) or HTTPS (secured webpage) or otherwise. On a laptop, even when you're opening an inline browser, these features are still there in some fashion or another.


dulun18 wrote:
It's becoming more like the world of Megaman. Everything will be connected to the net. The last time i got a security update for my phone was April 2017. I guess if i want to stay up to date with security, i have to get a new phone.


Something like that. For me, I change phones out fairly frequently. I probably go through 4-5 different phones per year (and that's how it's been since 2006 or so). Updates were something I wasn't ever really too worried about. I'd either root and upgrade myself (through various custom ROMs or just switching to a more updated device).
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Posted 7/7/17 , edited 7/7/17
Who cares

If I'm going to the mall I'm there to shop, not sit down and watch a video.

Maybe I need to hit up a quick download, I don't care. I'll hop in a mc donalds or Tim Hortons, buy a drink and sit down.

I'm nobody important so go ahead

I get it, it pays to be paranoid, but it's not like I'm checking my bank account on it.

That's what LTE is for, or a secure network. Plus people use Apple, which is really unfortunate, but fairly secure on it's own.

Like I care about some asshole behind a computer stealing from people. Oh ya, you're sooooo great, such a hard worker. A nice pat on the back for inconveniencing people.

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Humms wrote:

Who cares

If I'm going to the mall I'm there to shop, not sit down and watch a video.

Maybe I need to hit up a quick download, I don't care. I'll hop in a mc donalds or Tim Hortons, buy a drink and sit down.

I'm nobody important so go ahead

I get it, it pays to be paranoid, but it's not like I'm checking my bank account on it.

That's what LTE is for, or a secure network. Plus people use Apple, which is really unfortunate, but fairly secure on it's own.

Like I care about some asshole behind a computer stealing from people. Oh ya, you're sooooo great, such a hard worker. A nice pat on the back for inconveniencing people.



Pretty much this.

I give zero fucks and use public internet when travelling.

OOOOOOOH Scary hackers.. Sure it COULD happen but doubtful. God, the commuters to and from NYC and NJ that would have their computers out and working on business in the mids of public wifi in places like bus terminals, coffee shops, etc. Don't let the paranoia get the best of you. Besides, even if you WERE hacked, there's soooooooooooooo many security measures to help fight against it. Plus, reporting identity theft is stupidly simple and rarely even gets questioned.

For example, your bank accounts will call you if there's even a HINT of suspicous charges. You try logging in from a different computer than the one you register with, you're guaranteed to trigger it to ask you security questions. and even your facebook account? You better remember your previous posts like a mad mofo, cause I spent an entire week unable to log into FB cause I was on the opposite side of the US and was working on an old computer I had replaced the hard drive (and OS) on. IP didn't register, and it asked me to log in from a previously used computer to let facebook "know" I was real, or it dug through some obscure ass posts from the past 3 months and I had to pick 7 of my own comments/posts out of 11...

And this is me trying to access my own shit.
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Posted 7/7/17 , edited 7/7/17
I guess this tone this discussion is heading to... so please allow me to also put it plainly as well

is it just me or the people who like to claim that they don't don't give a fuck about something also like to leave their opinion in almost every thread ? If i don't give a fuck about something i'll not bother with it, like how i don't click on every single thread in this forums and throwing insults at the OP . This is one of the traits of a narcissist if you ask me




back to on topic-- We are living in the digital age now a day. There are people who are stupid or just plain ignorance about their personal information--

Personal data is pretty valuable - Facebook, Experian, Equifax and Transunion, etc..

If you have a victime of identify theft in this forums, he/she can tell you how hell it was trying to get your life back after he/she got his/her identify stolen.
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Posted 7/7/17 , edited 7/7/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

I guess this tone this discussion is heading to... so please allow me to also put it plainly as well

is it just me or the people who like to claim that they don't don't give a fuck about something also like to leave their opinion in almost every thread ? If i don't give a fuck about something i'll not bother with it, like how i don't click on every single thread in this forums and throwing insults at the OP . This is one of the traits of a narcissist if you ask me




back to on topic-- We are living in the digital age now a day. There are people who are stupid or just plain ignorance about their personal information--

Personal data is pretty valuable - Facebook, Experian, Equifax and Transunion, etc..

If you have a victime of identify theft in this forums, he/she can tell you how hell it was trying to get your life back after he/she got his/her identify stolen.


I mean... If I lose my face book, my life would be over slowly going into depression

I write all my personal info down in a notebook; so try hacking that. What do I honestly have to lose? Ill still be alive

I'm bored, not a narcissist. If I was a narcissist you would already know by now. I agree with people.

Now losing your wallet, that's a fucking tragedy. I think I would be more worried over that than face book. My identity online, yet the government knows me already. You aren't hiding from anyone
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Posted 7/7/17 , edited 7/8/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:

I guess this tone this discussion is heading to... so please allow me to also put it plainly as well

is it just me or the people who like to claim that they don't don't give a fuck about something also like to leave their opinion in almost every thread ? If i don't give a fuck about something i'll not bother with it, like how i don't click on every single thread in this forums and throwing insults at the OP . This is one of the traits of a narcissist if you ask me




back to on topic-- We are living in the digital age now a day. There are people who are stupid or just plain ignorance about their personal information--

Personal data is pretty valuable - Facebook, Experian, Equifax and Transunion, etc..

If you have a victime of identify theft in this forums, he/she can tell you how hell it was trying to get your life back after he/she got his/her identify stolen.


I think you're reading too much into it.

Much like when I say "i don't give a fuck" I am referring to the paranoia over one's data.

Personal data is incredibly easy to get/obtain, and social media is probably the BIGGEST way to get it.

As for "identity theft", I had my FB account hacked once as well as my paypal account. Both took about 5 minutes to report and get fixed, and with paypal, my charges were reversed.

Paypal was kinda half dormant, and was used to make a charge to Florida. FB was hacked and someone posted from fucking indonesia or something.

Password for FB is something insane like 20+ characters and not comprised of common english words.

My FB account is ultra private with about... 10 friends? So not much personal info you can grab from it. But how many out there make that public?

And common questions for security measures are easy enough to find via social media; names of family members, pet's names, car models, where you went to HS... You're literally GIVING that info out.

So what you put out into the internet is far more likely to screw you over than the possibility of someone listening in on public wifi, and MAYBE having the skills to nag your personal info.

More interestingly, at work I'm dealing with a mixup with an employee's SS number. You want to talk about a clusterfuck... And even with THAT there's a bunch of redundancies I'm learning about that will stop most identity theft issues. (and apparently it can be fixed)

Also, two other things: first this: http://www.utica.edu/academic/institutes/cimip/idcrimes/schemes.cfm Wifi is not a top priority. Less technologically motivated methods work better.

Second: most big privacy losses have been from attacks on websites that host fucktons of personal data: Dropbox, Amazon, Apple's icloud, Paypal, Facebook... Why attack individuals one by one when just scraping up huge chunks of information can be gained via attacking one of these services?

The web itself is inherently going to be unsafe, and quite frankly, if you're THAT worried, don't use the internet... Period.
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My god. Some random person on the internet knows how to pierce my soul and diagnose all my mental illnesses...

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