Thursday, October 07, 2004

Scottsdale F33R5 Wardrivers

I don't know whether to laugh or cry: The Arizona Republic reports that some Scottsdale residents are becoming concerned about the level of wardriving in their area. Apparently they've been noticing more and more people leeching free Internet access via home access points, and are concerned that this could lead to a higher level of identity theft.

Leeching access and poking around on other peoples' networks are the kind of things that give legal wardriving a bad name. I only hope the Scottsdale police department (who will be creating a cybercrime unit "next year") can tell the difference between a crook and a hobbyist.

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