How do you feel about wardriving?
dthomas 2 years ago
I was doing yardwork this weekend while my 9 year old daughter went on a bike ride around the neighborhood, and when she got back I noticed that she had her Nintendo DS in her bike's basket. I asked her why she took her DS on a bike ride, and got an answer that I was not expecting. She was wardriving. On a bicycle. Wardriving, or warbiking in this case, is the act of driving around searching for WiFi networks. It often gets used interchangeably with piggybacking, which is actually connecting to the network(s) you find, but I am not talking about that, I'm talking about actual wardriving. Anyway, turns out that there is a game called Treasure World for the DS that basically consists of wardriving. I thought it was pretty amusing, but at a party last night where I related the story, one guest was very critical of it, and thought that I was excusing unethical behavior by my daughter. I think he is being absurd, but perhaps I'm the one in the minority on this. So what is the consensus, is wardriving a Bad Thing?
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