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Cyber Crime Fighters: Tales from the Trenches by Kristyn Bernier, Felicia Donovan

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3Cyber Crime Tools You Won’t Believe

In Chapter 1, “Cyber Stalking,” we showed you how a GPS (Global Positioning System) can be used for tracking people, but there are many other techniques and devices that can aid an avid stalker.

Wi-Fi Tracking

Would it surprise you to know that your own computer could provide a means of tracking you? Most newer computers, especially laptops, are Wi-Fi (wireless) enabled, meaning you do not need any cables to connect to the Internet. If someone has had access to your computer and knows your computer’s name (“Mary Smith’s Laptop,” for example), they can easily listen for your broadcast signal within a few hundred meters to ascertain your whereabouts.

Packet Sniffers

Beyond locating you via your computer, ...

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