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La Fonera has been hacked

Sunday, November 05, 2006

La Fonera is the name of a wireless router that's practically being given away by FON in order to promote their worldwide WiFi sharing community. If spread widely enough and used in combination with WiFi phones, it could speed up the adoption of Mobile VoIP.

And now La Fonera has been hacked. It turns out that FON has severely locked down the router, limiting its administration, but also ensuring that each Fonera can connect to FON to get updates and authenticate users. The hack can be used to prevent the router from communicating with FON while opening some of its functionality.

While La Fonera is being sold for $5 in the US, its price will increase to $29.95 starting Wednesday November 8.

Source: Slashdot

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