Alberta hackers gear up for International War Driving Day

Thursday, 22 August 2002, 12:59 AM EST

Information technology managers may want to pay close attention to Red Deer, Alberta, on Aug. 31, which has been targeted by hackers for a "wardriving" day.

In what is being billed as the first Alberta International Wardriving Day, hackers armed with laptop computers outfitted with wireless networking gear and global positioning systems will drive around Red Deer looking for unprotected wireless computer networks.

The aim of the game — organizers are calling it a "hobby" — is to see which hacker can find the most wireless networks in one day.

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