Background Information In order to start to understand what War-Driving is, some information needs to be explained. Wireless networking is a fairly new technology which is being used all over world. Both home users and business alike are using wireless technology. Using wireless technology lets computer users connect to Internet and to their network without being restricted by cables.
Pros of wireless networks - Users can connect to Internet and their network without using cables Users can be nine-hundred feet or more away from an access point which enables connectivity Cons of wireless networks Itís a new technology and still in infancy stage. Security of information on network can be compromised
War-driving War-driving is a process which an individual uses a wireless device such as a laptop or PDA to drive around looking for wireless networks. Some people do this as a hobby and map out different wireless networks which find. Other people, who can be considered hackers, will look for wireless networks and then break into networks. If a wireless is not secure, it can be fairly easy to break into network and obtain confidential information. Even with security, hackers can break security and hack.
War-chalking War-chalking is a method, usually using chalk, to display information on wireless networks. War-driving is usually method used to search for networks, and then person will mark a network with chalk that gives information about network. Some of information would include, what network name is, whether network has security, and possibly contact information of who owns network.