WiFi-sniffing picture frame

wifisniffframe.jpg This picture frame, made from an ancient Pentium II laptop, displayes images sniffed out of public WiFi connections: "Many coffee shops in Vancouver feature both local art and wi-fi, so why not combine the two?" Wiretap picture frame [Free Geek Vancouver via JWZ]

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  1. so why not combine the two?

    The list is quite long, actually: goatse.cx, tubgirl, two girls one cup, one guy one jar, just to name a few.

    Not exactly the “art” I’d like to see while scarfing down a scone at the local coffee shop.

    1. Assuming someone’s sitting in the coffee shop surfing that stuff, you’re gonna see it on someone’s table anyway :P

      This would be a pretty neat thing to put up in a workplace. Not sayin’ it matters what you do on your computer at work, but it may end up going up on the screen so think twice.

      1. Assuming someone’s sitting in the coffee shop surfing that stuff, you’re gonna see it on someone’s table anyway :P

        Ahh, but a little shell script, running in a minimized window, that loops a bunch of wget calls is not visible by anyone.

        Believe me, IMMEDIATELY the game would on to see who could get the most disgustingly funny image to show up.

        Because we’re all juvenile like that at heart. At least if you’re doing it right. ;)

  2. Doesn’t it kind of defeat the purpose the moment you attach it to a stationary location?

  3. They did something like this at Defcon a couple of years back. Goatse and other disgusting images soon followed. The hotel made them shut it down.

    You really don’t want to know what other people look at.

    1. Heh, i guess it was an attempted extension of the Defcon classic of posting sniffed email sniplets and such in a public place during the conference.

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