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wardriving

(security)
(From wardialer in the "carrier scanner" sense of that word) To drive around with a laptop with a wireless card, and an antenna, looking for accessible wireless networks.
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Wardriving is another high-tech identity theft technique.
Wardriving threats don't always come from traditional cyber criminals.
In 2004, a Michigan man was sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in an unsuccessful attempt to steal credit card numbers from the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores by taking advantage of an unsecured Wi-Fi network at a store in suburban Detroit using the wardriving technique.
De acuerdo con las experiencias de WarDriving en otros paises, el grupo investigador se equipo con un portable con una tarjeta inalambrica 802.
La Figura 2 muestra el esquema de conexion seleccionado para realizar el estudio de WarDriving.
Wardriving is essentially driving around with a laptop or a personal digital assistant and detecting wireless networks.
Wardriving can be a simple, curious venture, not inherently unethical or illegal.
Wardriving has earned a poor reputation because of its association with hackers and identity thieves who have been known to use unsecured wireless access points to ransack networks and computer files.
But Blackwood emphasizes that this project will promote wardriving as a tool for doing good, not evil.
The site also provides ads for wardriving kits, complete with magnetically mountable antenna, for under $100.
Many organizations will not want to see their wireless LANs attacked during the wardriving event next week.
To show how well Bluesocket products prevent attacks on wireless LANs without preventing access by legitimate users; Bluesocket is making available 100 WG-1000 Wireless Gateways on loan for the period of the wardriving event starting Oct.