wardriving


Also found in: Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Translations

wardriving

n (Comput, Telec) → Wardriving nt
References in periodicals archive ?
These techniques include phishing, pharming, and wardriving.
Experiments involving searching for wireless networks by car are known as wardriving, but warbiking is more environmentally friendly as well as faster in congested city streets.
Panitzek and his team tested the concept in the centre of Darmstadt by surveying the number, signal strength and location of routers using a sophisticated version of wardriving that was able to fix their coordinates with a high enough degree of accuracy to construct a hypothetical mesh.
Officials said that the accused used to obtain the credit and debit card numbers by ' wardriving' and hacking into the wireless networks of major retailers in the US.
In that case, authorities said the thieves used a tactic called "wardriving," which is driving through areas with a laptop searching for wireless Internet signals.
"I suspect that a lot of people are unaware that their identifying information has been compromised," he said.Sullivan also said that the alleged thieves were not computer geniuses, but opportunists who used a technique called "wardriving", which involved looking for accessible wireless internet signals.
It alleges the conspirators obtained the credit and debit card numbers by 'wardriving' and hacking into the wireless computer networks of major retailers, including TJX, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes and Noble, Sports Authority, Forever 21 and DSW.
Mr Sullivan said the alleged thieves were not computer geniuses, just opportunists who used a technique called "wardriving", which involved cruising through different areas with a laptop computer and looking for accessible wireless internet signals.
According to the Secret Service and Department of Justice, the 'wardriving" gang sought out insecure wireless corporate networks to hack into, and installed malicious programs that stole credit card numbers and customer data.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-28 July 2008-Meru Networks introduces RF Barrier to defend against 'wardriving'(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Two of the more common methods for exploiting Wi-Fi are WiPhishing and wardriving.