War Driving

War driving is a technique in which an attacker physically drives around attempting to discover open or poorly secured wireless networks. This practice allows the attacker to exploit network vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. The goal of war driving is to identify targets, typically homes, offices, or businesses, with WLANs.

Key elements of War Driving

War Dialing

War dialing is a similar attack method but involves calling numerous phone lines in search of modems and fax machines. War dialing allows the attacker to identify insecure phone lines and unauthorized access points.

Key elements of War Dialing

Prevention Strategies

To protect your network against war driving or war dialing, it’s important to: