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LAX Flight Grounded After Passenger Discovers ‘Al Quida’ Wi-Fi Hotspot

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from LAX to London were making new travel arrangements Monday after their jet was grounded after a customer expressed concern over a Wi-Fi network name. KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports the flight was turned back to the gate late Sunday night after a passenger logged on to his computer and found a hotspot labeled “Al Quida Free Terror Nettwork”. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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wasclywabbit
John Berry 8
I've always named my WiFi "Virus Infected". It sure keeps 99% of the moochers from trying to get online through mine without paying for their own.
btweston
btweston 9
I just have a password.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 3
That's what I have. Most intelligent people will know you're bs ing when you name your WiFi, DEA van and alla that crap!!!
bthiago
bthiago 2
one that is close to me at my apartment is "FBI Van3" lol
srobak
srobak 0
you must live close to me. :)
WtfWtf
WtfWtf 6
This is dumb. Like a real terrorist would advertise that in English. Obviously someone has a sense of humor (although arguably twisted and way too soon ).. Anyway.. Wasted gas.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I agree... But it sounds like someone did hacked into it... Maybe just as a joke, and it could have been a kid flying on a previous flight....
GringoZX
Based on this article, it does not say anything about anyone hacking into a network I took it as a passenger on the plane had a device (cellphone) that can be used as a wifi hotspot and set the hotspot name. And I'm guessing that they probably turned of the hotspot feature or made it invisible once they realized that the joke just turned serious.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 3
The thing is - jokes are supposed to be funny.
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Possible... Still a joke gone very bad. I hope the catch the person responsible, but I doubt that they ever will.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
What will catching the person do??? No crime was committed...
captainjman
Jason Feldman 16
I disagree - a HUGE crime against humanity was committed by naming the WIFI Hotspot "Al Quida.."

We need to find the people responsible and torture them until they give up the reason for their blatant attack on our western culture. We should do a rendition flight to a non-extradition, torture legal nation where we can hold the prisoner

1. Without charging them of any specific crime
2. Not allow them due process
3. Not give them their day in court
4. Not show them the "evidence" against them
5. Not honor any habeas corpus requests
6. Use "enhanced interrogation techniques"

Wait - isn't this type of government the very thing we are trying to rid the world of? Don't we WANT democracy, freedom, unalienable human rights, constitutional freedoms and protections....

ISN"T THAT WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSEDLY FIGHTING FOR? BY TURNING INTO A POLICE STATE THAT JUSTIFIES ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE, CONSTITUTION SHREDDING BEHAVIORS - WE ARE LETTING THE BAD GUYS WIN

I hope someday.... soon preferably... our nation will wake up from this nightmare and return to normal.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 4
I think all of those things are practiced right now by the Department of Homeland Security. I believe if they haul you in, your rights are pretty much out the window.
gunfitr
Kurt Anderson 2
I agree with you 100%. Me, I am 67 and not in the greatest shape so I don't think I'll be around to see our country back the way it should be. I just worry about my four daughters and my grandkids. What will they have to live through, it there is anything left to live for.
n9341c
n9341c 1
Settle down, captain happy.
srobak
srobak 1
To be completely honest - utilizing a federally regulated environment in a deliberate fashion to instill fear or severe concern in the masses could possibly be taken as a terroristic threat. Yes - you and I might know it was a sick and twisted joke gone wrong, but with all the people who are scared chitless of flying in the first place, on top of the uber-paranoids now who are convinced their flight will end up being the next 9/11.... I'd have to say I kinda view it even a bit worse than yelling "fire!" in a dark and crowded movie theatre.
btweston
btweston 1