Intel outlines wireless USB security

Monday, 25 October 2004, 4:44 PM EST

Intel is backing the 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption protocol for securing wireless USB (Universal Serial Bus) connections, which it hopes will replace USB cables for connections over very short distances, a company engineer said last week.

First-time connection between the host and other devices is a critical issue, said Brad Hosler, wireless USB architect at Intel's communications technology labs, who outlined its security preferences at a conference in Tokyo last week.

By Paul Kallender at Computerworld.

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