Last modified on 11 November 2012, at 15:01
From the 1983 movie Wargames, which featured the practice, war + dial
war-dial (third-person singular simple present war-dials, present participle war-dialing, simple past and past participle war-dialed)
- To have a computer dial a large number of phone numbers in search of devices for exploitation, such as modems or fax machines.
- To engage in a similar activity in another address space, such as IP addresses.