Google Search History Used To Send Wireless Hacker To Prison

News.com reports that a wireless hacker was sentenced to 15 months in prison due to the help of some Google searches. The wireless hacker conducted searches for keyword phrases on “how to broadcast interference over wifi 2.4 GHZ,” “interference over wifi 2.4 Ghz,” “wireless networks 2.4 interference,” and “make device interfere wireless network.” The court […]

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News.com reports that a wireless hacker was sentenced to 15 months in prison due to the help of some Google searches.

The wireless hacker conducted searches for keyword phrases on “how to broadcast interference over wifi 2.4 GHZ,” “interference over wifi 2.4 Ghz,” “wireless networks 2.4 interference,” and “make device interfere wireless network.”

The court documents do not disclose how this information was retrieved, i.e. via Google subpoena, looking at his browser history on his PC, or tracking his internet usage during the investigation.


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Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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