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Postby xoom » Thu May 05, 2005 8:08 pm

Warning: Crosspost from netstumbler. I wasn't sure if all of you visited over there.


This was referenced in the article from my last post about the news broadcast. See Here (netstumbler.org)
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK
Do you have a wireless computer network at your home or office? Did you know that if your wireless network is not properly protected, you could become a victim of a crime known as “war-driving?”

The term “war-driving” refers to a criminal armed with a wireless-enabled laptop computer who drives through neighborhoods and business parks to see if he can access unprotected and unencrypted wireless computer networks. If the criminal is successful in accessing a wireless network, he can hijack the Internet connection to send spam or download illegal materials, and he could view the private data on the victim’s network (financial documents, credit-card numbers, social-security numbers, etc.) and use that information to commit identity fraud.

Anyone like the terminology of this whole page.

http://geeksoncall.com/Geek-Speak.htm[/url]

Video added:
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/050205 ... uters.html

Postby Sith4dmin » Thu May 05, 2005 11:14 pm

Take a look at the second news link on the right of the Geeks on Call page. Copied below is my IRC commentary (on irc.slashnet.org #n37)

<ElectricTurtle> omg lol
<ElectricTurtle> http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp?S= ... v=0oa7ZFZn
<ElectricTurtle> What is a Firewall?
<ElectricTurtle> A firewall is either a software program or a piece of hardware that protects you from hackers by making your computer “invisible” while you are on the Internet.
<ElectricTurtle> thesaint: did you know that your firewall makes your computer INVISIBLE?!
<ElectricTurtle> it's like after your computer gets the quad core to do 4x the damage, it gets the firewall ring of invisibility and the lightning gun in the secret room and ... and ... jesus f'ing christ these people are dumb

Postby bobzilla » Mon May 09, 2005 4:28 am

More fear == more people who don't know any better throwing money at them. I wonder how they can live with zero integrity.

Postby chaffed » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:59 pm

Hey people throw money at me to secure their wireless networks. :lol:

But I'm not running around spreading FUD :lol:

Postby Dutch » Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:48 pm

More fear == more people who don't know any better throwing money at them. I wonder how they can live with zero integrity.
They are probably gunning for a career in politics later on...

Think about it : Al Gore invented the Internet, so having a Geek-on-call as a future National Information Technology Advisor is a definite possibility... :shock:

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Postby izzy4505 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:28 am

They seem to have changed their webpage, replacing wardriver with "WiFi-Hacker". The term wardriver still shows up on that page, but I applaud them for their efforts in correcting the error.

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Postby bkoonce » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:38 am

They seem to have changed their webpage, replacing wardriver with "WiFi-Hacker". The term wardriver still shows up on that page, but I applaud them for their efforts in correcting the error.
I'd hold my applause if I were you. Calling innocent people criminals is itself a crime in most jurisdictions, and their previous wording was a libel suit waiting to happen. There's a good chance that the motivation for change was not honor, but one of the requirements in a six-figure settlement.

Postby waterboy1 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:46 am

more like a witch hunt to promo more work.

Postby waterboy1 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:04 am

remember the days of Black hat-vs-White hat,the gen. public was clue-less as is the public of today only the child-gen will move to understand what we have love and do,and they will master us at our skills when we wake to the next day. I started in Basic,now we have windows,My parents: the B/W T.V. and the phone,oh and the Radio......now back to the Radio,just a new kind,802.11.