Saturday, June 26, 2004

/. : IEEE Approves 802.11i

Slashdot | IEEE Approves 802.11i: "Posted by michael on Friday June 25, @03:49PM
from the my-lock-my-key dept.
Dozix007 writes 'IEEE has approved a new wireless security protocol dubbed 802.11i, intended to finally provide sufficient security for wireless connections that users don't need to rely on alternate security layers. The new specification works by using AES encryption in the transceiver itself, encrypting data directly at the level just above the actual radio pulses themselves. That makes it transparent for applications sending data through the radio, so legacy programs running on new 802.11i-compliant hardware will automatically get the benefits of the new protocol without the need for modification.'"


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