War walking with smart phone firstname.lastname@example.org
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Comment #1 posted on 2011-02-21T01:09:07Z by pokey
I don't have a smartphone... yet
I've always been pretty fascinated with war driving. It seems like a really fun thing to do, though I've never understood the point of it. That's not to say I wouldn't or haven't done it, I just don't know what use it is. I also like to read the clever names that people give their wireless networks.
Will the software you're using find hidden networks? I remember back around the time I started using Linux (2007ish), Ubuntu would find hidden networks, but that later stopped happening for some reason.
For the record and your amusement; my SSID is freddy-n-eddy, even though I don't know anyone by either of those names.
Thanks for the show.
Comment #2 posted on 2011-02-24T21:13:07Z by cobra2
point of wardriving
For people like me who have a smart phone and don't have a service provider. VoIP is my mode of communication. By mapping out the open AP's in my area, I know were I can walk around and still retain something similar to cell service. I also am able to spot the AP's with weak protection (WEP, which can be broken in about a min).
It's also just another intresting way to get out of the house and walk around. It gives you a real reason to go down that dead-end street that you would not walk down if you were just going from point A to point B.