Many wireless home networks skip security

Friday, 10 December 2004, 8:12 AM EST

Chris Hurley is a man with a mission. He wants you to know how to steer clear of people like him. People with his equipment, anyway.

Hurley is a wardriver -- a tech geek who, as a hobby, loads a laptop, a network detector and a GPS locator into his 1994 Mustang GT and roams the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, sniffing the air for unprotected wireless computer networks. He doesn't connect to the networks he finds (that's illegal), he just makes a note of them and their security settings.

By Lila King at CNN.

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