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 Tales of a White Hat War Driver

O'Reilly brings us: Tales of a White Hat War Driver.

"In the old days of computing, hackers used a technique called "war dialing." The computer's modem was set up to dial lists of phone numbers, hoping to reach another computer system's modem. Once a computer answered, a hacker would try to gain access to the network. This new laptop technique is called "war driving," and is actually much easier to do and easier to remain undetected. A person attempting to gain access to a network could easily sit in the parking lot across the street from the building itself and have access to their internal network."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 2, 2002 )


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