This just in, from PersonalTelco.
The FBI is evidently concerned about War Driving and War Chalking being used as tools for compromising corporate and other private networks.
This was just posted to PTP, apparently from Special Agent Bill Shore of the FBI. (I’d check his PGP signature, if he had used one…):
“Identifying the presence of a wireless network may not be a criminal violation, however, there may be criminal violations if the network is actually accessed including theft of services, interception of communications, misuse of computing resources, up to and including violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Statute, Theft of Trade Secrets, and other federal violations.”
It’s certainly good to stay aware of who’s saying what about your network, but could “identifying the presence of a wireless network” really be considered a federal offense?
Should Wardriving and Warchalking be considered a federal offense?