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Wi-Fi arrest highlights security dangers
Tracking down open Wi-Fi ports while in a car, a practice known as "war driving," is a simple task with the proper radio scanning equipment. Once a wireless network is identified, war drivers may mark the spot, such as a building, with symbols in chalk to indicate to others what type of network is accessible and its security features.
According to research by the WorldWide WarDrive, more than two-thirds of the roughly 88,100 access points found by war drivers around the globe this year did not have basic security settings activated.