WarDrive: Investigate and defend the security of wireless networking
As more and more wireless networks are deployed, the need to secure them increases. Enter WarDriving, an effort to educate wireless-network users about the insecurities associated with wireless networking. In brief, WarDriving is the act of moving around a specific area and mapping the population of wireless access points for statistical purposes. The statistics are then used to raise awareness of the security problems associated with these types of networks, typically wireless. Learn to WarDrive in this sample chapter from WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend: A Guide to Wireless Security. First, explore a quick history of WarDriving, learn key WarDriving terminology, and investigate the legal issues associated with WarDriving. Then, investigate the tools, both hardware and software, that are required in order to successfully WarDrive, and look at some popular WarDriving configurations that you can use as a guide as you design your own initial WarDriving setup. Finally, since many of the tools that a WarDriver uses are the same tools that an attacker would use to gain unauthorized access to a wireless network, explore the methodology that you can use to ethically WarDrive.
Title: WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend: A Guide to Wireless Security
Published: April 2004
Authors: Chris Hurley (Roamer), Russ Rogers, Frank Thornton (Thorn)
Chapter: Chapter 1: Learning to WarDrive
Published by Syngress Publishing