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New MIT research opens door for password-free Wi-Fi

March 31, 2016 - Uncategorized

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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. 

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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…

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Source: Mashable

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