Upside-down Ternet

This was one of the funniest things I’ve read in quite a while. For those of you who got lost in all the computer-speak (much of which I don’t entirely get either), this is roughly what happened:

  • Neighbors are stealing Internet from his wireless connection. He could just encrypt it, so you’d have to log in with a password in order to use the connection. But he chose to have fun with them instead.
  • He started by redirecting all “illegal” access to his connection to kittenwar. So every time they tried to go to a website, they were taken to kittenwar instead. It’s funny because they’ve probably got no idea why this is happening.
  • He ended the kittenwar thing and wrote a program that would flip any images on a web page upside-down. At this point, I’m pretty sure I’d be flipping out. What the heck is wrong with my computer?!?
  • Then, instead of flipping the images, he applied a blur to them. Now all their pictures look blurry!
  • Go to the website to see pictures of what it looked like.

I’m pretty sure I’d be thinking that I had some sort of weird virus or something. Moral of the story: Don’t steal wireless internet from your neighbors. It’s not nice, and they could turn your world upside-down 🙂 On a more serious note, they could’ve done a lot worse things than screw around with website images.

2 thoughts on “Upside-down Ternet

  1. Well this would NOT be the best or easiest way to stop someone from stealing your Internet connection. This is just someone who wanted to screw with a person trying to steal their Internet. Your best bet is to secure your connection using WPA password authentication. This way the only people able to connect to your router will be if they know the password. To do that you’ll need to connect directly to your router and set up wireless security. You’ll have to consult your router’s manual to help you with that, but it should be fairly straightforward.

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