New MIT research opens door for password-free Wi-Fi
March 31, 2016 - Uncategorized
Wi-Fi passwords aren’t only a nuisance; in many cases, they’re not even enough to actually protect the network from intruders.
But new research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) might make Wi-Fi safer while at the same time eliminating the need for passwords altogether.
The team led by Professor Dina Katabi devised a system called Chronos, which enables a Wi-Fi access point to precisely pinpoint all the adapters connected to it. This tech could be used to grant access to a Wi-Fi router based on the user’s exact location, making it much harder to an intruder to access the network from a remote place. Read more…