"Comcast?s Xfinity wireless hotspots present a Web page for login that requests a customer?s account ID and password, and each time you connec t to a new hotspot it re-authenticates you. But if you?ve connected once during the day, the hotspot remembers your device and reconnects you without prompting.

"That means that if someone were to set up a malicious Wi-Fi access point called ?xfinitywifi,? devices that have connected to Xfinity? s network before could automatically connect without alerting the user or asking for the password. "

Would that WAP have zero security? If you were set to deliver your Xfinity account's ID and password, how would it know to connect you?

Or is it the point that it would capture your Xfinity account's ID and password and tell you, "Sorry, cannot connect" or something??

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Alek Trishan
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It probably uses a super-secret userID that blackhats will never crack. Just stay calm, I'm sure if there was any datamining or privacy issues the NSA would have patched them. That's what it does, keeps you safe and secure. ;) []'s

PS Real meanings of "safe" and "secure" have not made it to the Urban Dictionary yet. Or maybe they have, but you can't see them. For your "safety".

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