Here I introduce my ‘Grey Hat’ – A top hat that looks white, but actually isn’t pure and pristine.
“WHAT?????” I hear you say…… HOW ON EARTH IS A WHITE HAT GREY????
Well, I have an easy answer for that – How about when it is secretly a FREE WIFI access point that acts as a community service. Connect to it (It’s advertised clearly as “FreeWIFI”), and it will do its best to let you know that Free Wifi may not always be what you expect by delivering a friendly cat video.
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