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Hackers will mark victims' premises

War-drivers’ seek vulnerable areas. A WIRELESS network can be tapped into more easily than a fixed-wire network because the signal spills outside the premises. This leaves companies open to hackers who use a laptop and antenna to hack into the wireless network from a parking lot outside the premises. It has become common practice for hackers to piggyback on to vulnerable private networks to gain free access to the internet, or to access confidential data if the wireless network is inside the firewall, says Grant Brewer, partner at Ernst & Young. “We are talking about wardriving’, a term that describes hackers driving around plotting areas where companies have not secured their networks and hacking into them.” Full Story

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