LoL alright, well basicly war driving is driving around (or walking) with a laptop w/ a wireless network card, and special software (i use netstumbler and someother thing, cant think of the name at the moment). This software scans for wireless networks and tells you whe you find one. Depending on the level of stupidity of the owner of this wireless network, (usually they are very dumb), the network is wide open for people to connect to. This is where most war drivers draw the line, most just write down where they find the network and if it was encrypted or not and various other things. Other war drivers will go farther (breaking laws now) and connect to the network and sometimes access files on the network, or use their internet connection, free of charge, usually w/ the owner of the network not even knowing it. Usually I just record where the network is and map it. When i find something interesting i MIGHT go a little farther. This weekend I stumbled upon a GM car dealership. No encryption, wide open. I connected and got a nice internet connection. I then decided to go to my network neighborhood and see if there was anyone else on the network. BINGO, 4 other computers w/ files shared. THat is wherei drew the line. I dont go into other peoples things, thats a no no, but it sort of makes me mad that a place that holds a lot of info about a person is WIDE open to any kid w/ a lappy and a wireless network card.
War Chalking is basicly writing the network info (using special symbols) on the side walk w/ chalk so anyone can access it w/o going to too much trouble.