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CSIS suspicious of computer hobby

Two Alberta men with a passion for locating and mapping wireless computer networks have come under the scrutiny of Canada’s spy agency. Documents show the Canadian Security Intelligence Service took careful note last summer as computer hobbyists Jason Kaczor of Calgary and Brad Haines of Edmonton invited participants to help find access points to wireless networks in Red Deer, Alta. The high-tech phenomenon, known as war driving or net stumbling, involves cruising around a neighbourhood in search of networks in a car equipped with a laptop, wireless networking gear and a global positioning unit. In a confidential intelligence report, CSIS painted the activity as a threat to the security of sensitive information held by organizations in the retail, health care, education and financial services sectors. Full Story

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