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Security Consultants Claim New Terrorist Bombs May Mean No More In-Flight WiFi

Security Consultants Claim New Terrorist Bombs May Mean No More In-Flight WiFi

Old Nov 16, 10, 11:50 am
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Old Nov 16, 10, 11:58 am
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People who want to go online badly enough can tether their cellphone to their laptop and use their data plan to connect. It's not as fast, but it can get the job done.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by FXWizard View Post
People who want to go online badly enough can tether their cellphone to their laptop and use their data plan to connect. It's not as fast, but it can get the job done.
But you can't use your phone on the plane.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by FXWizard View Post
People who want to go online badly enough can tether their cellphone to their laptop and use their data plan to connect. It's not as fast, but it can get the job done.
Not at 35,000 feet.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by FXWizard View Post
People who want to go online badly enough can tether their cellphone to their laptop and use their data plan to connect. It's not as fast, but it can get the job done.
Many cellphones will not work in an airplane. Many sat-phones, however, will, thus your point stands.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by bubb1 View Post
So many things wrong with this article.

In-flight wifi should simply be regulated to contain measures to prevent automated sign-in/purchase, e.g. including captchas. This goes a long way towards preventing terrorist devices from connecting to the internet and "phoning home".

There is no need to completely remove wifi, just tweak it to close one of many theoretical holes.
You guys are missing the point. Wi-Fi doesn't really mean the Internet. Any laptop or cell phone (smartphone) that is Wi-Fi capable, can communicate with any laptop or cellphone if configured correctly. NO NEED FOR THE INTERNET.....

One cellphone (smartphone) or laptop in your checked bag, and a cellphone or laptop in the your lap in the cabin is all you need. If any explosives are hidden in your bags, you can still detonate them, NO INTERNET NEEDED.

Therefore, is the TSA going to ban all phones and laptops, IPAD, etc..........

Probably not.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:02 pm
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Do they have nothing else better to do?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by g35_driver View Post
You guys are missing the point. Wi-Fi doesn't really mean the Internet. Any laptop or cell phone (smartphone) that is Wi-Fi capable, can communicate with any laptop or cellphone if configured correctly. NO NEED FOR THE INTERNET.....

One cellphone (smartphone) or laptop in your checked bag, and a cellphone or laptop in the your lap in the cabin is all you need. If any explosives are hidden in your bags, you can still detonate them, NO INTERNET NEEDED.

Therefore, is the TSA going to ban all phones and laptops, IPAD, etc..........

Probably not.
Wow. You bring up a great point. Can you imagine what would happen if they implemented that?

Probably nothing. Look what's going on now. It's to "keep us safe" right?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Deinonychus View Post
Wow. You bring up a great point. Can you imagine what would happen if they implemented that?

Probably nothing. Look what's going on now. It's to "keep us safe" right?

Nothing can be done. Also remember Wi-Fi capable devices can be very small.
How small you ask? How about just a little bigger than a postage stamp.
They make Wi-Fi enabled SD memory cards for cameras. Therefore, technically Wi-Fi capability could be added to anything.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Jaimito Cartero View Post
Do they have nothing else better to do?
Agreed.

The day where the TSA goons are gone will be a day of me consuming untold amounts of champagne.
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardKenner View Post
Gogo already does. And always did.
Yep, and it would be a shame to lose one of the few actual passenger benefits we've seen in the last few years.

When will the stupidity end?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
Agreed.

The day where the TSA goons are gone will be a day of me consuming untold amounts of champagne.
I imagine that the champagne will be "well aged"
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by g35_driver View Post
You guys are missing the point. Wi-Fi doesn't really mean the Internet. Any laptop or cell phone (smartphone) that is Wi-Fi capable, can communicate with any laptop or cellphone if configured correctly. NO NEED FOR THE INTERNET.....

One cellphone (smartphone) or laptop in your checked bag, and a cellphone or laptop in the your lap in the cabin is all you need. If any explosives are hidden in your bags, you can still detonate them, NO INTERNET NEEDED.

Therefore, is the TSA going to ban all phones and laptops, IPAD, etc..........

Probably not.
Bingo! Any two or more computers can create their own network. It's called peer-to-peer networking.

I've used peer-to-peer at home/cabin to connect to my printers (oops .. another dirty word now).
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:48 pm
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They warn that a passenger may use the plane's Wi-Fi connection to communicate with a device stored in the baggage compartment.
Connecting devices to a simple ACME alarm clock doesn't work anymore?
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Old Nov 16, 10, 12:53 pm
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it's like they spend all day watching road runner cartoons.

No, now they will put a black hole on the side of the plane, and people will start being sucked out of there.

Make up some signs saying "no black construction paper past security" and make them fast.
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