Hot spots for hackers: wireless networks

Monday, 4 April 2005, 10:15 AM EST

War drivers are people who ride in their cars with laptop computers and scout for wireless Internet, or WiFi, connections. War driver Rick Farina says he is doing good by identifying unsecured wireless networks and, for a starting price of $75, offering to help their owners protect them.

Other war drivers aren't so well intentioned. They take advantage of another person's wireless router -- a device allowing multiple computers in a home or office to share high-speed access to the Internet -- to snoop, to spam, and at worst, to steal personal information.

By Corilyn Shropshire at Detnews.com

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