By Brett Winterford
July 17, 2009
The Queensland Police plans to conduct a 'wardriving' mission around
select Queensland towns in an effort to educate its citizens to secure
their wireless networks.
'Wardriving' refers to the technique of searching for unsecured wireless
networks by driving the streets armed simply with a laptop or smartphone
seeking network connections.
Detective Superintendent Brian Hay of the Queensland Police, who today
was honoured by security vendor McAfee with an "International Cybercrime
Fighter Award", told the audience at McAfee's Strategic Summit in Sydney
that his unit is "about to undertake a wardriving program, in which we
drive through areas of Queensland trying to identify unsecured
When unsecured networks are found, the Queensland Police will pay a
friendly visit to the household or small business, informing them of the
risks they are exposing themselves to.
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