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Wardrivers Target Seattle Businesses 138

angry tapir writes "Seattle police are investigating a group of criminals who they say have been cruising around town in a black Mercedes stealing credit card data by tapping into wireless networks belonging to area businesses. The group has been at it for about five years, according to an affidavit signed by Detective Chris Hansen, a fraud investigator with the Seattle Police Department."
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Wardrivers Target Seattle Businesses

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  • Re:You know... (Score:4, Informative)

    by geniice ( 1336589 ) on Friday April 22, 2011 @09:39PM (#35911950)

    Tossing paper planes would probably be fairly secure.

    1)data would remain within your line of sight so any attempt to directly intercept would be obvious
    2)with correct folding data could be hidden making remote interception impossible
    3)It's not standard enough for no one to have developed a standard attack

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