Chinese Wi-Fi Skeleton Key app collects credentials for open Wi-Fi hotspots

China‘s internet services aren’t stellar, which is why the nation’s State Council recently decided to spend US$182bn on network construction in an effort to speed up local connections.

While Chinese citizens wait for all that to happen, plenty are instead turning to an app called Wi-Fi Skeleton Key that collects credentials for open Wi-Fi hotspots and shares them among users. The upshot is that users of the app can log into millions of hotspots around China, gratis.

Which is a nice hack, especially given Chinese hotspots often ask for personal information before they allow connection.

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Source: The Register

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