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Wi-Fi Direct launches today, is security an issue?

tekgoblin (1675894) writes | about 4 years ago

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tekgoblin (1675894) writes "Today the Wi-Fi Alliance has launched Wi-Fi Direct. Wi-Fi Direct allows devices to connect directly to each other without the need for an existing network. The devices will basically function like a P2P network between each other.

The Wi-Fi Direct functionality will be available from vendors like Cisco, Apple, and Intel starting today. The first cards that have made it through the certification are as follows:

                * Atheros XSPAN® Dual-band 802.11n PCIe Mini Card (AR928x)
                * Broadcom BCM43224 Dual-Band 802.11n 2x2 MIMO PCIe Half Mini Card
                * Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
                * Ralink MIMObility 802.11n 2x2 PCIe Half Mini Card
                * Realtek RTL8192CE-VA4 HM92C00 PCIe mini card

Wi-Fi direct supports WPA2 security unlike the traditional WEP provided on an Ad-hoc network. An Ad-hoc network was traditionally used to accomplish the tasks that are available simultaneously with Wi-Fi direct between your access point and device."

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