Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 21, 2021


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Umm… change the password.

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    BasilBruce  about 2 months ago

    You might want to stop using the network ImInUrHouseWithAGun.

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    PekCheeYong  about 2 months ago

    if Rat is not a hacker, then it’s their fault for not setting a password.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  about 2 months ago

    never bothered to look at my apartment’s previous occupants’ Wifi names in order to guess their passwords

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    Concretionist  about 2 months ago

    I’ve always liked one neighbor’s: “FBI Car #69”

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    ChristineFoxdale  about 2 months ago
    I don’t get to choose my network name anymore. When I moved, my new ISP has decided that the ‘common user’ shouldn’t mess with things, and have locked that option up. Which is why the entire neighbourhood is variants of MySpectrumWiFiXX-000. I just counted 14 of them…
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    ImDaRealAni  about 2 months ago

    Are they standing in the middle of a field?

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    Zykoic  about 2 months ago

    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.

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    iggyman  about 2 months ago

    Could be!

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    iggyman  about 2 months ago

    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!)

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    Frog-on-a-Log Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I named mine KEEPOUT.

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    Gent  about 2 months ago

    I guess them poor primitive peoples don’t have password protected encrypted networks over there.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member about 2 months ago

    (takes a look at neighbors’ WiFi) (all locked) Hum. I smell a Rat.

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    MayCauseBurns  about 2 months ago

    Mine is PrettyFlyForWiFi

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    Breadboard  about 2 months ago

    Note that Pig says “We” but Rat takes the heat …..

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    wilhemenacooker  about 2 months ago

    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

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    Goat from PBS  about 2 months ago

    Better change the password, and quickly.

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    tripwire45  about 2 months ago

    Don’t they secure their WiFi networks like everyone else?

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    sheilag  about 2 months ago

    When I lived in a condo, my WiFi (before I turned off SSID broadcasting) was “GetYerOwnInternetYaSlug”… I never had anyone use it… :-P

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    Ravioli's Gale Premium Member about 2 months ago

    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.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 2 months ago

    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.

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    diskus Premium Member about 2 months ago


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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  about 2 months ago

    Boy, Rat sure is popular.

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    artegal  about 2 months ago

    Why is it considered stealing when the signal is trespassing into my house?

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    uniquename  about 2 months ago

    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.

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    Bucinka  about 2 months ago

    That’s it—I’m changing my network password to $#@%#youRat.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    Take the hint.

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    Zontar from Venus  about 2 months ago

    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.

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    Mr. Snuffles  about 2 months ago

    I had a fried who found a WiFi network named pennywise. That sure would keep me away.

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    rshive  about 2 months ago

    Coincidence ineed, Rat.

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    LeeYoung Premium Member about 2 months ago

    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.

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    Steverino Premium Member about 2 months ago

    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.

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    ckeller  about 2 months ago

    Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory used to do this to Penny all the time. “The new password is PennyGetYourOwnWifi.”

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    Ermine Notyours  about 2 months ago

    Deja vu to almost every season opening episode of The Big Bang Theory.

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    nopainogain  about 2 months ago

    just be wary when the one SSID is “plain white van #41, not FBI”

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    snowedin83861  about 2 months ago

    Apparently, they don’t know how to put a password on their wifi.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  about 2 months ago

    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”.

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    DCBakerEsq  about 2 months ago

    Ours is “MiddleEarth.”

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    KEA  about 2 months ago

    my favorite neighborhood network is “NSA_Listening_Post_#51”

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    dsatvoinde Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The ol classic $#@%# and @$$ to get it by the strip censor. O<|]:o)

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    knight1192a  about 2 months ago

    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.

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    willie_mctell  about 2 months ago

    One of our neighbors’ network is called “king[his nickname goes here]”

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    Me_3000  about 2 months ago

    I got in trouble for telling a caller that using your neighbor’s wifi can be seen as stealing.

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    Daeder  about 2 months ago

    Not to mention the WIFI over at the Cagney’s place, “YouDirtyRat”.

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    jimboklein  about 2 months ago

    I named mine “HulkHogansNutSack”. Who wants to connect to that?

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    Sisyphos  about 2 months ago

    These neighbors need to get VPNs, and maybe shotguns if they are really serious about vermin….

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