Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A day in the life of the internet hacked and mapped

 Guardian 27 March 2013

This has nothing to do with "Hacking" - it is just the same thing that Google did when it mapped" WiFi hotspots when it was doing its Streetview drive-by.

I think the article is now to do with data-mapping. This is not what the commenters on the blog picked up on.

WiFi hotspots (routers in the article) can be "seen" regardless of whether they are "secured" or not. It is not "easier" just because the passwords were left at the factory default - if this is what the originator of the story is saying.

1 comment:

Cedar Falls said...

Was looking for a link to the Guardian article.

I am not sure what someone in Iowa was interested here