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Posted 10/18/17
Don't trust that free wifi.
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Sounds dirty
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Posted 10/19/17
Never.
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Posted 10/19/17

MossRantz wrote:


ninjitsuko wrote:


dulun18 wrote:
How often do you use public wi-fi ?


Never. Never, ever, ever.
I grew up in the age of computer nerdiness/hacking/cracking where wardriving started. It's still a thing. When I was going to college, I was the guy who had access to pretty much any wifi you could find in a 30-mile radius of my place (free/open or closed). In the modern day, you have so many public WiFi locations (grocery stores, coffee shops, and so on) that it's just begging for trouble.

I've convinced my girlfriend to stop using public WiFi hotspots when I gave her a crash course (I made a dummy network as an access point, then showed her how much data/information her phone was giving me). Indirectly, I got the IT specialist at her school (where she works) terminated because of my packet sniffing - I was able to grab student names, addresses, class/teacher, and parents' name/address just from a few teachers updating records.

Long story short: don't use public wifi. Unless you're having a hallucination in middle of the desert and you think that the water hole you found is somehow broadcasting a public wifi that'll save your life... just leave it alone. Your device broadcasts more data than you think, logging into private accounts or not.


Wouldn't this not work on anything HTTPS? I mean, I realize Crunchyroll doesn't seem to be doing this, but I thought at one point even Chrome was going to display warning pages on anything that didn't support HTTPS.


You are correct. SSL prevents many of the scary spooooooky stories that hackerbroman is trying to drum up.

Crunchyroll does not have to provide that layer of protection due to the esoteric fanbase nature of an anime community streaming service. Not many would have much to gain by trying to bustle down the doors here.

Notice that the Crunchyroll domain is not entirely absent of SSL. They do have a web store, and as configured the cart is pretty slick. Only once you approach the cart (by adding an item to it, etc) does the system invoke SSL to protect only what it needs to at the right time. That is precision right there.

@ hackermanbro, I have such a foul taste in my mouth from American academia, so I won't roast you.. but you're a fucking tool lol.
Posted 10/19/17
I'm not that desperate.
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koakoakoakoakoakoakoakoakoa wrote:
You are correct. SSL prevents many of the scary spooooooky stories that hackerbroman is trying to drum up.


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