So devices automatically connected to spoofed names.. how is that 'news' or relevant to the convention? How would anyone really know if you hit a spoofed wifi like xfinity?
The only thing of note here is that everyone should be using vpn if they are using public wifi.
So what if it s fake? check sites that you login to have a valid https cert. if the cert is bad most major browsers will give you repeated warnings not to trust the site. if you are just browsing reddit or slashdot or watching youtube who cares.