Archive for the 'War Driving' Category

WiFi Security – HP’s Guide

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

This HP series of articles seeks to address WIFI Security. WIFI will grow increasingly popular and no doubt enable a whole new way of accessing information. Many are using wireless palms to get and send email on the fly already. Security should be part of any wireless users thought process at this point. This article […]

Mesh Network WiFi by Big Brother

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

A fascinating article on the use of WiFi networks to relay messages via remote control cameras in high crime neighborhoods. New Orleans reports significant drops in crime. Of course then the question is how much standard monitoring do we as a free society tolerate? Do we have an expectation of privacy when we look around […]

Phones that See Through Clothes

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

Interesting article about a phone add on that is designed for night vision, but in fact will see an image through clothing. Now how does this relate to war driving one might ask … the answer is I am looking at the legal issues of wardriving. If you can see through clothes, do you need […]

War Driving in England

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Another article by an expert driving around looking for open LAN’s in an area of England. They found 300 lans in 30 minutes, more than half of which were un- or under-secured.

Wireless security risk highlighted in student project

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Massey News Article – Wireless security risk highlighted in student project. Well it is after all kids play … it ain’t rocket science or looking at it another way, these days there are a lot of rocket scientists.

Security News Brought to You by Microsoft …

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

iTnews – Security news brought to you by Microsoft Anybody else see the irony here?

Tips to Achieving Ironclad Wireless LAN Security

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Tips to Achieving Ironclad Wireless LAN Security by PC Magazine. These are clearly written suggestions.

‘Wardriving’ conviction is first under Can-Spam

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

‘Wardriving’ conviction is first under Can-Spam says this article in the Tech News on ZDNet. People are suprised to find out that their area is already mapped. You must take steps to protect your wifi! I think the download of illegal music is likely to be the next significant use of misappropriated wifi access points.

Heat Made Visible: Infrared images see the heat emitted by all things

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

This now disappearred site talks about many other uses of thermal imaging in law enforcement.

Photographic Images and the Fourth Amendment

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Photos may also take images that are helpful much like thermal imaging. Interesting.

Do Thermal Imaging / WiFi Detection have related search issues?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Thermal Imaging May Require a Search Warrant according to some courts. If the Government wants to crack a wifi network to detect illegal activity should it be required to obtain a search warrant. Is the objective privacy greater, especially if basic steps are not taken to secure the network? Good issues I think.

Should cops police your Wi-Fi? @

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

Should cops police your Wi-Fi? | | CNET … can they … aren’t they snooping?

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