‘War driver’ sparks Otago DHB network security review

Monday, 9 April 2007, 3:17 PM EST

An anonymous “war driver” has told Computerworld that it’s possible to access internal systems through the wireless service run by the Otago District Health Board (ODHB). As a result, the Dunedin hospital authority may have to review the security arrangements relating to its wi-fi pilot.

The “war driver” — a person who looks for vulnerable wireless networks — says the ODHB’s wi-fi service at both Dunedin and Wakari hospitals is only lightly protected, with WEP.

At Computerworld.

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