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Accused Teen Bomber Finds FBI Surveillance Team's Wireless Network

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the we-need-better-names dept.

Wireless Networking 267

roccomaglio writes "The suspect who is accused of planning to bomb his high school in Tampa updated his Facebook status with the following: 'The weirdest thing happened today...when my homie Nic Peezy was trying to connect to a wireless network the connections list came up and one of them was called: FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN,' The FBI might want to revisit their wireless network naming conventions."

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TBO.com? (1)

Pope (17780) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122492)

Teen bomber online? We really do need better names for things.

Re:TBO.com? (5, Informative)

MaskedSlacker (911878) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122644)

What the fuck is wrong with slashdot? This is beyond obviously fake. I know four people who've named their wireless networks that. It's a goddamned meme.

Re:TBO.com? (4, Insightful)

MaskedSlacker (911878) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122668)

Oh wait, it's samzenpus. I get it. I done been trolled.

Re:TBO.com? (2)

Andy Dodd (701) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122710)

Yeah. I know of at least 2-3 people who have created fake FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN networks to screw with their neighbors.

Anyone believing that a network with that SSID is actually an FBI van is a complete and total idiot.

Re:TBO.com? (3, Informative)

swan5566 (1771176) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122754)

...except this time a person was actually arrested by the FBI.

Re:TBO.com? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122826)

If that's true, the FBI's smarter than we thought, then. "Hiding in plain sight", indeed.

Re:TBO.com? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122950)

...except this time a person was actually arrested by the FBI.

Tampa Police Department actually.

Re:TBO.com? (1)

LifesABeach (234436) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123260)

I'm amazed, these people were the same people that hunted Bin Laden. My innocent respect for both groups of soulless predators has been severely damaged.

Re:TBO.com? (2)

MaskedSlacker (911878) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122998)

I bet you believe in bird flight omens too.

Setting aside the fact that he wasn't arrested by the FBI, there is such a thing is pure, banal coincidence.

Re:TBO.com? (2)

SpockLogic (1256972) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122838)

Yeah. I know of at least 2-3 people who have created fake FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN networks to screw with their neighbors.

Anyone believing that a network with that SSID is actually an FBI van is a complete and total idiot.

When I set my next door neighbors network up I named it DEA_SURVEILLANCE_7. Bunch of youngsters renting a house down the street left shortly after. Probably both events are unconnected.

Re:TBO.com? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122988)

> Anyone believing that a network with that SSID is actually an FBI van is a complete and total idiot.

Seriously. Everyone knows that the FBI really uses PARTY_VAN.

Re:TBO.com? (1)

stonewallred (1465497) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123216)

I have a wireless router running named FBILOADNET. Wonder how many people have tried to access the network? Alll of them have failed, as I can guarantee not even the NSA could crack into my wireless server and either use it or access anything connected to it of mine.

Vehicle markings (1)

acidradio (659704) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122498)

Let me guess - he looked out the window and saw a van marked Flowers By Irene or Charlie's Independent Analysis....

Re:Vehicle markings (1)

Altus (1034) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122540)

Or:

"Please, ignore this van; we are not spies."

And... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122502)

...I'm renaming my network to mess with the tinfoil hats.

renaming your WiFi AP to government agency (1)

Lead Butthead (321013) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122562)

Does that count as impersonating an officer of the law? Barring some over zealous district attorney...

Re:And... (4, Insightful)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122626)

And that's probably what it was. I have a friend who named his wifi network something similar. It's not an uncommon joke, and honestly, do you really think the Feds would have a visible wifi network, much less one that is so conspicuously named? Give me a break. What a complete and utter non-story.

Re:And... (1)

omnichad (1198475) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122822)

Unless it was a honeypot open wifi, to allow for packet sniffing. Admittedly, I don't know why one would try to cover their tracks by using a network by that name, even if they thought it was fake.

Re:And... (1)

DurendalMac (736637) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122864)

Exactly. If they wanted a honeypot, they could name it "linksys" and leave it wide open.

Re:And... (1)

Synerg1y (2169962) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122936)

You think the feds are network certified? The story is certainly real, also I'm sure he would have seen it before if it wasn't new.

Doesn't take away from the 1337 stupidity of the fed for their naming convention / not hiding ssd / having a wireless network in van ??? rofl u going to move your laptop from the back seat to the front and don't want to carry the wire? rofl

Re:And... (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123140)

I'm supposing you've never tried to keep a lot of gear in a vehicle.

Unnecessary wires are devilspawn.

Re:And... (1)

dave420 (699308) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123170)

Or it's just someone messing around with a funny SSID. After all, the kid was arrested by the local PD, not the FBI. That makes a lot more sense than what you are suggesting.

Re:And... (4, Funny)

SkyDude (919251) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122946)

My son came home from college in 2010 and while attempting to connect him to our home network, I see in his connection history, an SSID of all numbers, like 000-00-0000. It took me a moment, but then realized some douche in his dorm must have been running a wifi access point and when he saw 'SSID', must have assumed it meant Social Security ID.

I wonder if the kid ever purchased a Lifelock subscription.

Re:And... (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123154)

It could have been an intentional joke. It was a dorm, after all.

Re:And... (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122698)

Mine's been called "FBI Headquarters" for years...

Re:And... (1)

Rhodri Mawr (862554) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123014)

Mine's been called "Martians" for years. It keeps the neighbours guessing...

Re:And... (5, Funny)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122740)

I have an extra router, unconnected to anything with the ID 'Pussy4hire'.
You can't imagine how many teens in the neighborhood are trying to hack it.

Re:And... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122888)

None, because they're teenagers and couldn't afford the going rates. Next?

Re:And... (1)

Rastl (955935) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123028)

Well played sir. Well played.

Now I must do something similar with my extra router.

Re:And... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37123104)

How would you know how many people are trying to hack it if it's not connected to anything?

Re:And... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37123196)

Most routers have rudimentary logs.

Re:And... (1)

EETech1 (1179269) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123024)

Mine is: Please_Share_Your_Personal_Info_With_ME

Wide open WiFi for 2 years, in a 200 unit condo, and Never had anyone log on! (Unless they were so l33t I never knew they were there...)

They thought I was "hacking them all" after that:)

Couldn't wait for one of those fsckers to connect to It!

Cheers!

Right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122532)

Because there's no chance that could have been some random nearby resident with a sense of irony/humor.

Common Name? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122534)

Don't people normally name their home networks crap like that anyhow? I think I saw a 4CHAN_PARTY_VAN at my friend's apartment...

Re:Common Name? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122886)

I named mine "Skynet".

NSAWireTapVan4 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122536)

Is the name of my WiFi tether spot on my Android, but that doesn't make it legit.

Re:NSAWireTapVan4 (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123176)

Wouldn't it be hilarious if they actually did get data out of that somehow?

filter your post submissions a bit more (1)

Fanolex (49666) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122548)

anyone can make up an ssid. come on, slashdot.

Re:filter your post submissions a bit more (1)

roccomaglio (520780) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122576)

Yeah, but the FBI was really investigating him.

Re:filter your post submissions a bit more (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122924)

and? His neighbor's are probably trying to screw with him since they know.

Re:filter your post submissions a bit more (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122976)

If the FBI was investigating him, why was it the Tampa Police who arrested him and took credit?

Re:filter your post submissions a bit more (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122602)

Exactly, I setup a fake wireless network for April Fools labeled "FBI Field Van" once. Reading the article I see no mention of it actually be a real FBI network, it could have just been someone like me.

Not news.

Neighbors have a sense of humor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122556)

It's either a joke or an attempt to make him cocky so that he'll blab.

Just because it was named that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122560)

... Doesn't mean it was actually an FBI access point. (Quick, show of hands of people who didn't already know that?... *crickets*...)

People can name their SSIDs everything they want, and it certainly wouldn't be the first time someone gave their wireless network a certain name to make some people raise their eyebrows or chuckle. Nothing to see here.

LOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122564)

My wireless network is named "unsuspcious_plain_white_van

Duh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122568)

Next time "NOT_A_FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN"

Definitely would make me believe the flower van outside is not a fed van

BS (4, Insightful)

Dan East (318230) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122574)

I don't believe that one bit. First off, we can assume that the FBI has more than one surveillance van, in which they can't all have the same SSID. They would include some sort of vehicle ID, etc. Second, this kid was living in some delusional word trying to make himself out to be a lot more than he was. I think he was hinting to his friends on FB and trying to sound like a badass of some sort. He was obviously running his mouth about his plans, which is how he was caught - someone turned him in. Perhaps that was his way of reaching out for help before he actually acted. Regardless, just because he posted it on FB doesn't mean that his friend really saw that wireless SSID.

Re:BS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122600)

actually, they probably do all have the same SSID, that way their systems don't have to be reconfigured every time they want to switch van.

Re:BS (1)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123186)

The FBI isn't that dumb. Sorry folks nothing to see here it never happened.

Re:BS (1)

RanCossack (1138431) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122734)

His friend might have seen it, too. Around here, people like thinking up funny names for their SSIDs. It wouldn't mean the FBI really made the hotspot.

Re:BS (1)

CobaltBlueDW (899284) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123124)

In my current wireless networks list, as I write this is, there is an available network called "MadPD_SurveillanceVan_013", and there IS in fact a Madison surveillance van out on the street. --So this does not in any way surprise me. Granted the vehicle ID bit makes sense, but just because his FB post didn't include one doesn't mean that the actual SSID didn't originally have one. If I were making a facebook post I don't think I would be too concerned about the "_013" when making the post.

--And he had a very good point about the naming convention, or to be more accurate, the fact that the SSID was being publicly broadcast at all... I'm sure if I really wanted to, and the van wasn't using MAC filtering, I could hack my way onto the van's network and poke around. I mean, I don't have anything to hide and I have better security than that. Police don't even want to be video-taped doing their civil service, and can't muster-up the security precautions to hide their SSID. Someone is not doing their job properly.

Re:BS (1)

dave420 (699308) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123246)

You can easily sniff for MAC addresses of wireless clients, and assume one yourself. The network would have to be using WEP for you to actually get access, though.

Also, how do you know that someone else who knows the van there isn't just messing around with their SSID, playing a joke? You seem to be assuming an awful lot.

Critical thinking - it's what's for dinner.

Correction (1)

Toe, The (545098) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122580)

Correction: Teen posts some BS about finding a FBI wifi network.

Really? Do we believe everything some jerkoff posts on Facebook now?

The article itself is pretty amazing: it's mostly a report of the kids social media posts. WTF is that? Journalism?

Re:Correction (1)

omnichad (1198475) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122848)

And a report of the FBI actually arresting the kid. Did you read the same article?

Re:Correction (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123016)

Actually you might want to re-read that.

The Tampa Police are taking credit for the investigation and the arrest. The only mention of FBI in the story was the reference to the FB post.

Re:Correction (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123072)

Correction: Teen posts some BS about finding a FBI wifi network.

Really? Do we believe everything some jerkoff posts on Facebook now?

Next Slashdot story (subscribers can see it early!) - "Photo of yummy sandwich".

I do this (1)

tongue (30814) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122588)

I usually name my wifi "_SURVEILLANCE" just to mess with my neighbors

Re:I do this (1)

Kelbear (870538) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122918)

Same reason mine's named "Virus Testbed".

Sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122594)

There's a 0% chance that it was actually the FBI's van, people name their wireless networks that on purpose. In fact, do some basic Googling for "funny wifi network names" and searches similar to that and FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN will be on every single one of them. I can't believe this was posted AS A SERIOUS ARTICLE on Slashdot.

big deal (1)

ancientevil (2440034) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122604)

I actually set that same ssid as a joke and still use it; this post belongs on facebook

pure urban myth (3, Informative)

Eponymous Hero (2090636) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122616)

this joke made its way around my circles a few months ago. you're supposed to change the name of your home wireless network to "fbi surveillance van" (those exact words, too) to freak out people who are hanging around your house stealing bandwidth. this isn't the stupidest article that's been posted, but it's close.

Re:pure urban myth (1)

DaveV1.0 (203135) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122704)

It is supposed to be "FBI surveillance van #42"

Re:pure urban myth (1)

wsanders (114993) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122774)

Remember to use a different number from the rest of your neighbors.

Is this a joke? (1)

schnikies79 (788746) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122652)

My roommate and myself had that as our SSID for years.

this exact SSID (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122662)

was posted to 4chon in a thread titled "dubs names my SSID" or something similar, 2 or 3 days ago. So, this proves beyond a reasonable doubt that he lives near an uncreative /b/tard.

Bullshit. He found two things... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122666)

1) Diddly
and
2) Squat

The Feds do not use commodity 2.4GHz or 5.xGHz WiFi gear.

They use 4.9GHz WiFi gear, which you cannot even legally buy in the US unless you're a government agency.

Re:Bullshit. He found two things... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122762)

1) Diddly
and
2) Squat

The Feds do not use commodity 2.4GHz or 5.xGHz WiFi gear.

They use 4.9GHz WiFi gear, which you cannot even legally buy in the US unless you're a government agency.

That last part's bullshit. You may or may not be able to find any manufacturers willing to sell it to you, but anyone can legally own radios for any frequency they damn well please with exceptions _only_ for cellular telephone frequencies. Operating it, OTOH, is illegal, but that's an entirely different thing...

Re:Bullshit. He found two things... (1)

bws111 (1216812) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123020)

There is a difference between being legal to own and being legal to buy (or sell). For instance, it is not legal to sell 23-channel CB radios.

Re:Bullshit. He found two things... (1)

webmistressrachel (903577) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122954)

Hmmm.. and you know this because you've been hacking them yourself right?

As much as I'd be forced to agree with the majority of points in this discussion (it's not the Feds, duh!), I have to point out that if the FBI was sniffing my (or your) trafffic, they'd have to use the same 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz gear, otherwise they couldn't sniff a thing!

Re:Bullshit. He found two things... (1)

dave420 (699308) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123244)

Their sniffer would not be broadcasting anything, surely...

Re:Bullshit. He found two things... (1)

Calos (2281322) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123262)

No, not really. All they need to sniff your packets is a client that can connect to your network (e.g. a laptop or phone). Doesn't stop them from using a completely separate system for their internal communications.

I am so doing this on my network (1)

John Jorsett (171560) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122686)

Or maybe, al_qaeda_local_549

.

Re:I am so doing this on my network (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122788)

How about "infected_node_347*1" ?

New Network Name (1)

Sigvatr (1207234) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122696)

Totally changing my network name to this.

Josh Helfferich (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122712)

Josh Helfferich (@Digerati) posted this on Twitter 16-AUG-2011:
'Just renamed my apartment WiFi network to "FBI Surveillance Van #57" because my neighbors were being jerks'

It is great when the news reporters get hit by an internet meme.

How? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122722)

How did this end up on the front page of slashdot? What a ridiculous story.

They're swtiching to NON_DESCRIPT_VAN (4, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122766)

Nothing to see here folks, just a white van with men in suits and ties inside.

Re:They're swtiching to NON_DESCRIPT_VAN (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122820)

Nothing to see here folks, just a white van with men in suits and ties inside.

Well suits and ties in a van in summer in Florida sitting there for hours WOULD freak the neighbors out!

Re:They're swtiching to NON_DESCRIPT_VAN (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123152)

Nonsense! Just a bunch of men in an unmarked van watching your children walk down the street, that's all. Nothing unusual about it, folks.

Re:They're swtiching to NON_DESCRIPT_VAN (1)

drolli (522659) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123222)

No, they fetch their friends which arrive in NO_SUCH_AUTOMOBILE

OP.. welcome to the interwebz (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122770)

Hey guys FBI_SURVELANCE_VAN_#42 is around here somewhere! It shows up on my list of wifi connections...
Also 'MAFIA_SAFEROOM', 'ALIENS_R_HERE, 'AL_GORES_HOUSE', and "ICANHEARYOUHAVINGSEX' are listed too!!!

OMG! The FBI is outside! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122784)

I just checked and there is a wireless network named "FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN". Degaussing hard drives now...

I remember when... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122786)

...stories posted on slashdot actually were interesting to people in technology.

This is just pathetic.

I saw a SSID called, "ALIEN_UFO_SPECIES_123". My friend saw it too. Obviously we are being visited by aliens and the probing is about to begin.

This is just pathetic.

I think I will go with (1)

DrData99 (916924) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122802)

something like LocalPD_NarcoticsSquad!

"I_got_pussy_for_installation" (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122842)

"I_got_pussy_for_installation" was one ssid I saw once(well, thrice). it wasn't exactly that string though, as it was in finnish. funny anyways.

anyhow, if some neighbor of his(this guy) knew of the fbi raid or surveillance, they might have just put it up to spite. the ssid i saw might've been intentional by some tongue in cheek chick - or not.

chosens; profitsized genocidal holycost extendead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122844)

they cite lack of co-operation from us unchosens, & offering no apology or condolences, just more endless suffering, as it was written, & re-written over & over.

it's clearly an unproven mess, evidenced by the apparent need for even more deceptive distracting sideshow style theatrics by our rulers & the chosen ones' miniotic neogods arrogance.

should it not be considered that the domestic threats to all of us/our
lives & freedoms perpetrated by unsavory megalomaniacs be intervened on/removed, so we wouldn't be compelled to hide our
sentiments, &/or the truth, about ANYTHING, including the origins of the
hymenology council, & their sacred mission? with nothing left to hide,
there'd be room for so much more genuine quantifiable progress?

you call this 'weather'? much of our land masses/planet are going under
water, or burning up, as we fail to consider anything at all that really
matters, as we've been instructed that we must maintain our silence (our
last valid right?), to continue our 'safety' from... mounting terror.

meanwhile, back at the raunch; there are exceptions? the unmentionable
sociopath weapons peddlers are thriving in these times of worldwide
sufferance? the royals? our self appointed murderous neogod rulers? all
better than ok, thank..... us. their stipends/egos/disguises are secure,
so we'll all be ok/not killed by mistaken changes in the MANufactured
'weather', or being one of the unchosen 'too many' of us, etc...?

truth telling & disarming are the only mathematically & spiritually
correct options. read the teepeeleaks etchings. see you there?

diaperleaks group worldwide.

ahab the arab's 'funniest' home vdo; http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0bb_1312569503

Nonsense (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122850)

Everyone knows that their SSID is PARTY_VAN.

Fail tag for posting the story? (1)

Baatezu (838676) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122852)

I have to assume the [fail] tag is because they actually posted the story here... WTF... I've been reading ./ for a while now. Hardly ever log in (had to hunt down my password)... but srsly... this is ... There are no words in entish, elvish or the tongues of man to describe how much of a fail it is for this to get posted, as a serious article.

Outrageous SSIDs are everywhere (1)

swb (14022) | more than 3 years ago | (#37122930)

My SSID is "SHOCKING PORN" and when my sister-in-law got wifi, I made sure she understood there was a password and we set the SSID to "Fuck Off, Freeloaders!"

My general experience is that most of the time the immediate neighbors on both sides wifi bleeds in/out at about 1 "bar" of strength, so its not like anybody even sees the SSIDs unless they are in my house or outside.

Obsously not real (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37122972)

Everyone knows the FBI is full of jar heads that can hardly log into a wireless network let alone setup a router with an SSID like that.

As others... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37123012)

have said, this is probably bullshit. Other than the obvious reasons, why would anyone use SOMETHING_LIKE_THIS as an SSID? It's not a constant in the Linux kernel tree or something. An SSID can have lots of different characters, there's no reason at all to be restricted to caps and underscores. There are some cases where such a naming convention is appropriate, and others where nobody would bother, if they even thought of it at all.

FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN?!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37123038)

LOL!!! REALLY?? Does the FBI really call their wireless networks in their vans, "FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN"?? That sounds like something you would see in a kids' cartoon! HAHA I would think the FBI would come up with something more inconspicuous than that, like "Netgear" hehehhe This is too funny :)

Re:FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN?!?! (1)

PPH (736903) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123150)

Better yet: Hoover_Vacuum_Cleaner_Sales

Duh! and Dummer (1)

NicknamesAreStupid (1040118) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123044)

The reason our law enforcement is as good as it is, the ones who can't get into the police academy become criminals.

yeah, that's me (1)

stinky wizzleteats (552063) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123070)

That's my network. I named it that as a joke.

VERIFICATION PLEASE?! (1)

thedbp (443047) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123102)

Look, I title my WiFi networks weird things all the time, just because I know strangers will see it and be confused. Some are great wordplay, some are simply bizarre non-sequitors, some of them are downright disgusting, and some are deliberately misleading.

My hunch is that this network is NOT that of an actual FBI surveillance van, but the product of a fun-loving person setting up their router.

That said, it would be pretty simple to use wifi sniffing tools to pinpoint the source of the signal and actually, you know, VERIFY this absurd claim.

I mean, the feds are stupid, but I don't think they're THAT stupid.

I'm renaming my SSID (1)

thewils (463314) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123108)

Even now, as I write this.

Re:I'm renaming my SSID (1)

tunapez (1161697) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123280)

So is that kid's neighbor...lulz

Re:I'm renaming my SSID (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#37123288)

"Even now, as I write this" is an unusual choice for SSID but whatever.

Doesn't everybody do that? (1)

Vengeance (46019) | more than 3 years ago | (#37123194)

My cell phone is "Flowers By Irene" whenever I enable wifi tethering.

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