Umm… change the password.
You might want to stop using the network ImInUrHouseWithAGun.
if Rat is not a hacker, then it’s their fault for not setting a password.
never bothered to look at my apartment’s previous occupants’ Wifi names in order to guess their passwords
I’ve always liked one neighbor’s: “FBI Car #69”
Are they standing in the middle of a field?
On my last company, where all network traffic was monitored, our design group set up a clandestine wifi network with all Chinese names and passwords. We used it for our personal laptops. Never discovered.
When I was laid off by the HR guy I asked if I could keep the back-up hard drive on the company computer. “Sure, it’s not on the list of things I need.” WOW. Of course I wiped it and now use it for my back-up.
My son lives in an apartment house, when we set up his computer about 10 different Wi-fi names came up! (No rat ones though!)
I named mine KEEPOUT.
I guess them poor primitive peoples don’t have password protected encrypted networks over there.
(takes a look at neighbors’ WiFi) (all locked) Hum. I smell a Rat.
Mine is PrettyFlyForWiFi
Note that Pig says “We” but Rat takes the heat …..
i love installing multiple honeypot wifi routers with interesting names; some resolve to a localhost with a web server with a very interesting home page
Better change the password, and quickly.
Don’t they secure their WiFi networks like everyone else?
When I lived in a condo, my WiFi (before I turned off SSID broadcasting) was “GetYerOwnInternetYaSlug”… I never had anyone use it… :-P
No idea how it happened because I always change our password from the default to one of my choosing, but somehow one of our neighbors managed to connect to our wi-fi (pretty sure my daughter gave the password to her friend so she could use her phone at our house and that friend then told someone else). When I discovered some devices that I didn’t recognize on our network, I changed the network name to Not Your Effin’ Network and obviously changed the password.
Looking back on it, I kind of wish I had set parental controls on those unknown devices to make them lock at the same time every day. Oh well.
I’ve seen a few funny ones from folks in our building. So far my fave is “i see old people.” We’re all old people.
Boy, Rat sure is popular.
Why is it considered stealing when the signal is trespassing into my house?
What interesting about this is that Xfinity encourages all their users to create a network (called “xfinity”) on their routers to extend the public wifi network. I’ve left it on mine as the security of the other networks should be adequate (and have been so far) to prevent issues.
That’s it—I’m changing my network password to $#@%#youRat.
Take the hint.
My neighborhood has a few people who believe in the insane conspiracies put forth by the previous administration. I changed the name of my Wifi network to “FBI Surveillance Van #7” and it wasn’t long before a couple of them were outside looking up and down the street.
I had a fried who found a WiFi network named pennywise. That sure would keep me away.
Coincidence ineed, Rat.
Had a neighbor who bragged about stealing my WIFI Password. Since then, I have a 20 letter one with as many weird characters as allowed. Not unlike Rat’s swearwords.
Most modern access points (and wifi routers) have a facility to have an allow list. You set it up using the MAC address of the device you want to allow into your network, and any other device can’t connect. That, plus strong password plus not broadcasting your SSID plus going on the 5GHZ band will give you great security.
Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory used to do this to Penny all the time. “The new password is PennyGetYourOwnWifi.”
Deja vu to almost every season opening episode of The Big Bang Theory.
just be wary when the one SSID is “plain white van #41, not FBI”
Apparently, they don’t know how to put a password on their wifi.
When the neighborhood screen zombies got to where they were piggybacking on hers so much they slowed it down, my sister put on a password & changed the name to “get your own damn wifi”.
Ours is “MiddleEarth.”
my favorite neighborhood network is “NSA_Listening_Post_#51”
The ol classic $#@%# and @$$ to get it by the strip censor. O<|]:o)
Take notice that they have no problem with you using their WIFI, Pig. Not a one of those networks mentioned you. They all mentioned Rat. No one in the neighborhood likes Rat. And for good reason.
One of our neighbors’ network is called “king[his nickname goes here]”
I got in trouble for telling a caller that using your neighbor’s wifi can be seen as stealing.
Not to mention the WIFI over at the Cagney’s place, “YouDirtyRat”.
I named mine “HulkHogansNutSack”. Who wants to connect to that?
These neighbors need to get VPNs, and maybe shotguns if they are really serious about vermin….