Wi-Fi gets much-needed security boost

Thursday, 24 June 2004, 1:39 PM EST

A Wi-Fi security standard awaiting final approval is intended to restore confidence in a market damaged by previous weak specifications.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standards board will decide today whether the current version of the 802.11i specification is reliable enough to become an industry standard. The current draft has already been through a review committee, said Brian Matthews, publicity chairman of the IEEE 802.11 working group and vice president of AbsoluteValue Systems.

By Richard Shim at Silicon.com

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