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    Default Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    Two days ago, Comcast did something that would be inconceivable if it was any other company than Comcast: It turned 50,000 residential Xfinity modems into public WiFi hotspots. There are 50,000 paying Xfinity customers in Houston, Texas who are now broadcasting free WiFi that anyone can use. As far as Comcast is concerned, of course, this is a genius move to blanket the country in high-speed WiFi (and there are plans to hijack millions more modems by the end of 2014) — for Comcast’s customers, though, this is egregious monopolistic overreach taken to the next level… and it’s possibly illegal as well.


    Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots, millions more by the end of the year | ExtremeTech

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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    in communist 'murica citizen have no rights, have no privacy.
    pleas take a moment to watch and share this in it's ENTIRETY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20RoAfflGCM
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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    Nice. And they use your electricity to power this network!! to comcast!
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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    If they were using a completely separate channel, that wouldn't be AS bad, and they might be. Still, in a city like houston, that's just giving Hackers a free pass to home info without hardly having to try!
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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    They are using your guest networks from your routers, they have no encryption. ( usually)

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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    I see folks switching to modem mode and using another router..... if they can
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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    Comcast = Welcome Hackers

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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    My Comcast modem isn't wireless at all. It runs into my N600 router that is encrypted.

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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    protip never have a wireless modem just do it yourselves as save your nets for yourselves

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    Default Re: Comcast turns 50,000 paying customer homes into public hotspots

    It will never surprize me as to what gose on with the big companey's.

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