Can A Person Who Uses Free WiFi at a Restaurant Be Tracked?

Assume two scenarios:

(1) He connects to the WiFi with a laptop

(2) He connects to the WiFi with a cell phone



When I say "tracked," I mean, can the use of the WiFi be identified?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    Yes he can be in either case, but I don't understand why you would be worried about it. Is the restaurant that sketch? It wouId take some effort on their part to make it happen.

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  • 6 months ago

    No difference between laptop or cellphone.

    As for tracking - what exactly do you mean by that? What are you doing when using the Wifi? How do you distinguish between tracking the person and tracking the device?

    In general, using public Wifi bears a (much) highr risk of being monitored than using a private Wifi. First question, for example, would be: how (and why) sure are ou about which Wifi you are actually connected to? A Wifi server, incuding batteries, fits into a cigarette packet (or, with a bit more effort, an Altoids box). Any of the cellphones of any of the people around you could be the server you just logged in to, and listenening in on anything you transmit.

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  • 6 months ago

    You will need to define what you mean by "Tracked". You can also speak with the manager of the restaurant and ask them what information they collect from people connecting to their free WIFI.

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