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    Wi-weird?

    I am truly stumped and I would imagine it is a simple thing.
    I water the neighbor's yard. I noticed my phone (Android LG) connects automatically
    to a SSID. As usual behavior that the droid and most devices follow of
    connecting to an open wireless network and those that were connected to
    with correct credentials such as here at home.
    I have never connected to any adjacent connections. It is running WPA2 etc.
    Nothing open nor easily attacked like WEP.
    I have a different device that is rooted and tried turning it on there with no go.
    I am not about to rootkit my phone. Just out of curiosity, why would my simple
    device decide to log in? I have scanned for MAC addy cloning and am aware of MITM and the usual. Gone as far as
    using Wireshark from home with the help of a booster ... It puzzles me.
    Any ideas from my net gurus?

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    Which version of android are you using? Q is now the latest version. I think it's safe to say that iPhones are more secure than android phones. My understanding is that Wireshark tells you what's going on with you upstream bandwidth.

    Good luck!
    The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
    --General George Patton

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    My phone runs Android 7.0 kernel 3.18
    My rooted tablet has Android 5.1 ... I know out dated. The rooted is more of a fun hobby out of boredom.
    I know from school and experience that apple is allegedly more secure but I could never swallow their proprietary bundleware.
    As far as Wireshark, I run it on an Ubuntu machine with two wifi adapters. One set to promiscuous mode.
    I've used it to monitor traffic along with Wigle-WiFi. It simply puzzles me as I have never signed into any network on this street
    other than the home wifi.

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