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The History Of The (Fake) 'Free Public WiFi' You Always See At Airports techdirt.com/articles/20101011

Did you remember seeing a fake Wi-Fi called "Free Public WiFi"? In fact, it was seen in airports around the world. A conspiracy?

In turned out, Windows XP had an bug. When a PC can't find its "favorite" network, it will create an ad-hoc Wi-Fi with the same name.

One day, someone connected to a Wi-Fi called "Free Public WiFi", and went to an airport later... Soon, this virus infected all airports.

@niconiconi the article is ten years old and the comments are saying the issue was old then

sad how many people still use XP :blobcatsipglare:
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I've got a virtual machine with XP on it. To run an old game mostly.
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