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Flight cancelled when “Al-Quida” Wi-Fi network became available


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

 

A Los Angeles International Airport flight bound for London was cancelled Sunday when a passenger's phone picked up the Wi-Fi signal "al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork" (sic) that was emanating from a fellow flier's hotspot minutes before the United Airlines flight was set to liftoff.

After a concerned passenger notified a flight attendant of the network at about 9:30pm, the plane taxied to a remote section of the Los Angeles airport and was held there for three hours. The plane was searched as passengers of Flight 136 were ordered to power off electronic devices, local media said.

 

 

Flight cancelled when “Al-Quida” Wi-Fi network became available

 

This is way too funny,         :bowdown:       + 1 to the troll.

 

What's your funny SSID?

 

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Strike Force Raptor ( Its a police anti gang unit )


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

I saw this report elsewhere and found it difficult to believe. And I still don't understand how anybody can believe that an SSID is a threat in itself. Because the SSID of our router is 'Begonia' does that mean we are going to open a flower shop ?  But it does make it easier picking it out  from 3 TalkTalks, 2Skys and a couple of BT routers.

 

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:41 PM

I live in a alternative life style area, To put it bluntly  it's mostly hippies around here, And as hippies do, They protest against things. In this case Natural Coal Seam Gas, Natural CSG
 
This was an outrage and we as the community wouldnt stand for it. Protests, sit in's,  blockades  and we won.
Bentley Blockade: Updates - Gasfield Free Northern Rivers
 
The bad guy's in this case were Metgasco, I have just changed my WiFi SSID to Metgasco-test-1, As the hippies are always looking for free WiFi when they see that, Well fun and games will begin.


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