Last modified on 31 July 2014, at 16:41

war-dialing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reference to the 1983 movie WarGames, which featured the practice.

VerbEdit

war-dialing

  1. Present participle of war-dial.

NounEdit

war-dialing (uncountable)

  1. The practice of having a computer dial large numbers of telephone numbers in search of devices that can be exploited, such as fax machines or modems.
  2. A similar practice in other address spaces, such as IP addresses.