Definitions

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  • n. The act of searching for a Wi-Fi wireless network while driving a motor vehicle

Etymologies

war +‎ driving, modelled on war-dialing. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The 35-year-old Capitol Hill man, the detective claimed, was using the black car in so-called "wardriving."

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • First, the report makes it sound as if they are calling wardriving itself telecommunications theft.

    Wi-Fi Networking News

  • The NY Times reports according to the indictment, Gonzalez and his conspirators reviewed lists of Fortune 500 companies to decide which corporations to take aim at and visited their stores and used a technique called "wardriving" to monitor wireless networks.

    Robert Siciliano: Big Time Identity Theft Hackers Indicted: Tips to Avoid Being a Victim

  • Locating insecure networks & advertising their locations has become a sport known as "wardriving".

    Boing Boing: April 4, 2004 - April 10, 2004 Archives

  • The term "wardriving" sounds scary or even a bit dangerous.

    MakeUseOf.com

  • In the Boston and New York cases, Gonzalez and his co-conspirators broke into retail credit card payment systems through a series of sophisticated techniques, including "wardriving" and installation of sniffer programs to capture credit and debit card numbers used at retail stores, according to the indictments.

    CSO

  • According to court documents related to his conviction in the Massachusetts and New York cases, Gonzalez and his co-conspirators broke into retail credit card payment systems through a series of sophisticated techniques, including "wardriving" and installation of sniffer programs to capture credit and debit card numbers used at the victim retail stores.

    USDOJ: Justice News

  • They get this data by "wardriving" around and collecting

    CNET News.com

  • This is because the Wi-Fi network range will radiate beyond the confines of your building, leaving it vulnerable to "wardriving".

    Help Net Security - News

  • Albert Gonzalez hunted targets using wireless 'wardriving' techniques against shops that included Barnes & Noble, Office Max and TJ Maxx.

    Technology Reviews, News

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  • The act of driving around an area with a wireless network detector and mapping software in order to create a map of wi-fi access points in that area.

    July 28, 2009