WarChalking: New Risk for Wireless Access Points

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    New Risk for Wireless Access Points

    Federal law enforcement officials are warning companies of a systematic effort by computer enthusiasts and possibly hackers to mark and map nonsecured Wi-Fi 802.11b wireless access points in many major metropolitan areas.

    Bill Shore, a special agent with the FBI's Pittsburgh field office, recently contacted private-sector members of the local FBI InfraGard chapter to warn them of a process known as "warchalking"---the physical marking of a building to denote an open wireless access point.

    http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,73601,00.html
     
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