Wardriving

Ben and I were playing with a wireless-enabled PDA yesterday. I had to admit defeat after trying for a long time to connect to my home wireless network. It just wouldn’t log in – I never did figure out why. I then reset all the settings to their original values, but forgot to actually turn off the ‘enable wireless’ option.

Later in the day we were driving around, and as we passed the old folks home I heard a chirp. The PDA had found a wireless network and was wondering whether I wanted to connect! What a nerve! Later we drove past more company buildings and yet more networks were discovered. We could only think that the security was what was stopping my network being accessible, and therefore these networks were completely wide open!

This was my first experience of wardriving. I wanted to connect then go to some porn site just so it turned up in their logs. Didn’t though 🙂