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Warning for Xfinity users/subscribers

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by unitron, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Full article here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/24/comcast_xfinity_evil_twin_steals_subcriptions/
     
  2. hytekjosh

    hytekjosh Member

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  3. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    The difference now is that there are tens of thousands of 'xfinitywifi' hot spots all with the same login info. If your mobile device is used on one of them, a legit one, it will automaticly try to log into ANY wifi network of the same name. The spoof service then captures the login info sent and it is your xfinity account log in......

    These two services need to have separate logins and use secure authentication. This open network of tens of thousands of hot spots that comcast is creating is a great idea, but needs work to make it usable.
     
  4. aridon

    aridon Member

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    Don't use free WiFi.
     
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    the same is reported happening to u-verse customers using auto log-on, too. hasn't using public wi-fi always been a little sketchy?
     
  6. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

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    xfinitywifi is not a free wifi. Its a paid service that requires login. It just so happens that the login is the same as your xfinity account.....
     
  7. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Member

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    Wireless networks are not secure is what I've been hearing for a number of years.
     

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