Wardriving: you can look, but don't touch

Wednesday, 15 September 2004, 12:13 AM EST

Wardriving --the practice of driving around with a portable computing device and Wi-Fi antenna, looking for open Wi-Fi networks--is not new. In fact, wardialing, or calling up random phone numbers looking for modem connections, has been going on for at least 20 years. There is, however, a new ethical debate surrounding wardriving, whether it's legal, and whether it serves a larger purpose.

Courts haven't exhaustively tested the concept, but the common assumption is that simply discovering open wireless networks is legal. Trespassing is not.

By Robert Vamosi at ZDNet.

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