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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.


Trojan Horse Reward

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The MAUG Staff on CompuServe discovered an upload called CHINAT.CPT which, when we routinely examined the file, revealed itself to be a Trojan Horse program. The program, "Chinatalk," purports to be a female voice for Macintalk. But when run it will overwrite the directory of any hard disk it finds online, which is the same as choosing Erase Disk... from the Finder.

The file was never made public here, on ZiffNet/Mac or on any CompuServe Forum.

All sysops of private BBS services should be on the lookout for this file.

If anyone has information on the perpetrator of this Trojan Horse program please contact me - Neil Shapiro - via either email or phone at 516/735-6924.

On behalf of MAUG, I am personally posting a $500.00 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of this criminal. (Should more than one person supply identical information the reward will be to the first giving the information; or if two or more people give information which is both non-identical and necessary to catching the criminal the reward will be equally split between the parties.) Let's catch this pond scum and let's do it quickly!

Again: the file was NEVER made public here, on ZiffNet/Mac, or on any other CompuServe Forum. Thanks, -- Neil Shapiro (Chief Sysop, MAUG)

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