Reporter Finds Free WiFi… Almost Citywide

Robert Warner of the Battle Creek Enquirer writes that he rode through Battle Creek, Michigan, testing out WiFi signals off home networks. His article is amusing — especially some of the network names (“one of Barbie’s pals,” AhBwambaZah, Bearcats, Canibalstew, Taylorville, Swahili, Martiantimespacenetwork, madben, quotabuster, narnia, ronbaby, and hello) — and unsettling because so many people are so careless. Warner found less than half the home wireless networks on one street alone had any form of encryption.


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