CHAPTER 2

Scan

Wardriving

The Hack Dissected

He had plenty of room for his pack-rat habits, including installing all manner of portable computer equipment in the car over the last couple of years. As he drove, he barely looked down the road while he turned on his old Toshiba Libretto laptop that was bolted to the dash of the car. Bob had a habit of wardriving whenever he could. He was constantly on the lookout for open wireless networks, and today was a good day to try out the new antenna he had installed the night before. (p. 28)

While many may consider wardriving to be a typical commute along the Washington DC I-495 beltway, it is more commonly known as searching for wireless networks within a certain regional area. As the name implies, a person ...

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