Wardriving - What is it and how does it affect me?

Posted on Saturday, November 19 2005 @ 4:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tim has added a section to his Broadband Security article about Wardriving. Here's a taste:

I actually knew a guy who took this a step farther and wrote a program on his Commodore 64 that could spoof the phone company computers and let him make "free" long distance phone calls...well, at least free to him...but I digress. In the modern day of broadband and high-speed internet, people have migrated from modems to routers, many of which have wireless capability. "War Driving" is the act of driving around in a car looking for "open" wireless access points, usually with a booster antenna on the roof that is attached to a wireless LAN card in a laptop. But these days, this can also be done with a PDA, like an iPAQ. Read more over here.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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