What Is War Driving?

The act of war driving itself is simply going around looking for wireless networks. This activity is also called access point discovery, LAN-Jacking, WLAN mapping, etc. Some people have also coined the terms War Walking and War Flying by walking or flying around looking for APs. Remember that looking for wireless networks does not necessarily mean that you are hacking. It's more like driving around and looking at what color the houses are painted. The danger, of course, is that some unscrupulous individuals may, while looking at the color of the house, notice that the front door has been left open. These individuals may not be able to resist the temptation to enter the house (or network). Of course, for ethical security researchers, ...

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