Misguided cops and Pringles cans

Wow, I didn’t know that owning a Cantenna is illegal. </sarcasm>

When police searched his home, they found aluminum-lined, cylindrical potato-chip containers that some hackers use as crude antennas to help them intercept wireless signals.

Known as “cantennas,” they consist of a Pringles can and some hardware worth $5 to $10 but can be used to amplify a wireless signal several miles away.

“They’re unsophisticated but reliable, and it’s illegal to possess them,” said Lozito of the Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force.

I wonder which has the best signal – sour cream & onion or mesquite barbecue?

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