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War Flying, now that's getting somewhere

back_to_redlands-final.jpgYou can just forget prowling around the neighborhood in your Buick Skylark with a Pringles can hanging out of your window. Those days are officially over, now that Humphrey Cheung from Tom's Hardware has set the bar shall we say a bit higher, a couple of hundred feet higher to be exact.

Humphry along with some hacker buddies took to the skies onboard a couple of single-engine cessnas, repleat with off-the-shelf WiFi sniffing equipment. Did they find a few open WAPS? You could say that: from more than 4,500 discovered APs, only 30%of those were locked down via encryption. That's a lot of open windows and doors.