warchalking


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warchalking

(ˈwɔːtʃɔːkɪŋ)
n
(Computer Science) the practice of marking chalk symbols on walls and pavements at places where local wireless internet connections may be obtained for free via a computer, usually without permission
[C21: from w(ireless) a(cess) r(evolution) + gerund of chalk]
ˈwarchalker n
Translations

warchalking

n (Comput, Telec) → Warchalking nt
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WarChalking is used to draw symbols in public places to advertise open Wi-Fi networks.
Recreational exploration of other people's access points has become known as wardriving, and the leaving of grafiti describing available services as warchalking.
Small business, including fast-food restaurants, often use wireless routers to run small networks and would be susceptible to similar warchalking and hacking.
Jargon codes include warchalking (symbols used to indicate the presence and type of wireless network signal [Warchalking 2003]), underground terminology, or an innocent conversation that conveys special meaning because of facts known only to the speakers.
Warchalking is the practice of looking for wireless computer networks and making chalk marks (on walls and the ground) to indicate their locations so that others can more easily find them.
El warchalking, (3) que consiste en caminar por la calle con un computador portatil dotado de una tarjeta WLAN, buscando la senal de puntos de acceso.
Warchalking is another method of finding access points and making
Wi-fi and warchalking have gone hand in band almost from the beginning, though the latter only acquired this name fairly recently.