AT&T iPhones auto-connect to any Access Point named att-wifi

If a hacker brings up an unsecured wifi access point named att-wifi, your AT&T iPhone will connect to it right now, without any notification or acknowledgment. Your phone will connect to att-wifi in your pocket or purse when you walk into a Starbucks. Your email and web surfing will be visible. All your network traffic can be sniffed, any clear passwords can be stolen.

Most access points require your approval to connect to them, but not att-wifi. Your AT&T iPhone will connect to att-wifi out of the box.

To disable this:

Walk into a Starbucks.
On your iPhone go to Settings -> Wi-Fi
Click the blue ball next to att-wifi.
Click “Forget this Network”

This “feature” was probably put here by Apple at the request of AT&T.

Apple, please disable this. It is a security risk to every AT&T iPhone user.

iPhone maps icon is BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

There are a bunch of websites out there who found the “easter egg” that the maps icon on the iPhone is of Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA. The thing is, the pin drop is not on 1 Infinite Loop. It’s closer to BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.

Here is where Google Map’s pin drops for BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Here is where Google Map’s pin drops for 1 Infinite Loop

How to prevent multple “CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds” alerts

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In server monitoring with Nagios, nobody likes to get paged any more than necessary. This article will show you how to prevent multiple “CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds” alerts every time a host goes down.

In this circumstance, I’m not trying to get NRPE working. I’m trying to shut it up when there is an outage.

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