Skip to content

Glossary definition: Wardriving

Wardriving: Exploring Wireless Networks

Wardriving is a type of hacking that involves using a vehicle to search for and map wireless networks. It involves driving around with a laptop or other device that is equipped with a wireless network card, and scanning for wireless networks. The hacker then records the network's name, signal strength, and encryption type and stores it in a database. This information can be used to gain access to the network, if it is not properly secured. Wardriving is often used to gain access to networks with weak security, or to gain access to networks that are not owned by the hacker. It can also be used to identify vulnerable networks that can be used for malicious purposes. Wardriving is illegal in some countries, and can result in criminal charges for the perpetrator.