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Wardrivers now exploiting your wireless service with ease

CHICAGO Lots of wireless Internet routers at homes and businesses are still as secure as the Titanic was unsinkable, writes adjunct Northwestern professor James Carlini in an update about hackers who are targeting and exploiting your wireless service with more ease than ever before.

Wardialing is an old hacking term used to describe dialing down a sequence of many phone numbers i......

Full article >>> this is a growing problem. On the west coast, heres an excerpt from a June 1 Associated Press article:

With a laptop perched in the passenger seat of his Toyota 4Runner and a special antenna on the roof, Mike Outmesguine (who owns a technical services company) ventured off to sniff out wireless networks between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He got a big whiff of in......

Full article >>> n is like going to your neighbors house and hooking up to get free electricity.

Few in the mainstream press really talk about these issues. They should focus on the ease of being a wardriver. Now, specialized components or funky antennae could be considered old school. Locking into a nearby companys wireless Internet access is as easy as turning on your computer. This creates some big se......

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As I ended the column last year: Those who thought wireless was the way to go better review all the issues. Some people are implementing wireless routers that are open invitations to those who want to steal access and do other subversive things anonymously.


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'"/> By Jim Carlini 06/02/04

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