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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.
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.
Typically, the minimum wardriving kit consists of a laptop, wireless network card and sniffing software though many use a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to provide geographical location information.
Wardriving is essentially driving around with a laptop or a personal digital assistant and detecting wireless networks.
Wardriving at CeBIT 2006: Kaspersky Lab Presents the Latest Analysis of Wi-Fi Network Security (16/03/2006)
Recreational exploration of other people's access points has become known as wardriving, and the leaving of grafiti describing available services as warchalking.
But along with the surge of excitement for the inexpensive home wireless network is a new fear: wardriving.
Aimed at law enforcement executives and managers, the CD explains the basics of systems security and defines a host of technical terms from wardriving to sniffing that nontechnical personnel can understand.
Because of UAT's reputation with technology and wireless technology -- and the Phoenix WarDriving project -- we knew that we had the equipment and expertise to go down there and do the assessment very quickly," he said.
Wardriving involves driving around in a car with a laptop computer looking for unsecure wireless computer networks of retailers.
Students at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) will have the opportunity to earn valuable training in wireless security in a wardriving research project that encompasses the greater Phoenix metropolitan region.