Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house

George, Wes at
Fri Dec 12 16:45:54 UTC 2014

On 12/12/14, 1:33 AM, "Javier J" <javier at> wrote:

>What stops someone from going down to the center of town, launching a
>little wifi SSID named xfinitywifi and collecting your customers usernames
>and passwords?

WG] nothing. But then again, the same argument can be made for *any*
wireless network that does authentication via a portal, because it becomes
a standard phishing spoof problem that is dependent on how well you
imitate the portal in question. Not really a comcast-specific problem,
though this blog demonstrates exactly what you suggest:

Hotspot 2.0 is intended to help with this problem to some extent.

Wes George

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