Wardrivers map vast areas of wireless hotspots

Wednesday, 6 August 2003, 9:57 AM EST

J.P. Tanguay and Matthew Hyson sit hunched over a laptop computer at one of the outdoor tables in front of the Miofrio juice bar in Spadina Village, a tiny enclave of shops in the heart of one of Toronto's most expensive residential neighbourhoods.

To passersby, they look like a pair of young high-tech business types, taking advantage of Miofrio's free wireless Internet connection to download work-related material.

In reality, they are wardrivers, part of a fast-growing wireless subculture that has the potential to wreak havoc in the business world -- or do a lot of good.

Mr. Tanguay clicks on the wireless connection icon at the top of the laptop screen and says, "They're out there."

[ Read more ]

Comment:

For all your wireless security information needs, visit the Wireless outside articles section of HNS.

Related items




Spotlight

Windows 0-day exploited in ongoing attacks, temporary workarounds offered

Posted on 22 October 2014.  |  A new Windows zero-day vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild and is primarily a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Oct 23rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //