• Bryn Thomas

    Last bit there about “don’t do internet banking” sounds like rubbish. If your internet banking is on an https site (like every single one is), then you’ve got nothing to worry about. Just because the connection between the iPod Touch and the router isn’t encrypted, the connection between Safari and your bank is still heavily encrypted.

  • http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk Steve Litchfield

    Maybe I was a bit overzealous there…. I meant services where you end up typing confidential information into forms. I guess actual secure mobile banking is OK after all…. 😎

  • chrsfrwll

    A legal way of gaining access to others’ wifi is to join FON and then there will be a whole stack of “open” routers you will legally be entitled to use as you walk down the street.

  • byron

    Well the concern about using open wifi hotspots for banking is real because the wifi owner could be malicious and spying on you.

  • dr

    yeah this is cool and all but i was hoping for some info on how to truly go “wardriving” with my ipod touch 2G… that is, how can i extend the very weak range of my ipod touch’s wi-fi? i’m aware of car-mountable antennas but all of these have some sort of connector cable on the end…none of these are (heaven forbid!) a dock connector! i’ve seen cell phone passive range extenders that bring an external cell phone signal and rebroadcast it inside the car… but nothing for wi-fi!! where is the missing link?