[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu Jun 24 20:45:46 EDT 2010


On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 10:10:01PM -0400, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 21:37 -0400, Chris Frey wrote:
> 
> > just like leaking
> > your MAC address to your neighbours and to Google is a choice.
> 
> I suppose leaking your MAC address is a choice, but it's impossible to
> use WiFi without leaking your MAC address.  Even when your signal is
> encrypted, and even when your SSID is invisible, the router's MAC
> address will still be broadcast.  

I suspected that.  Thanks for the clarification.  That does leave the
choice pretty bleak, but it's still a choice.

- Chris




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