As Wi-Fi technology evolves, unfortunately, so do hackers. Recently, the FBI issued a public service announcement about the security of hotel Wi-Fi networks. They warn Americans that “accessing sensitive information from hotel Wi-Fi poses an increased security risk over home Wi-Fi networks.” Read on to learn why we believe Passpoint is the future of access network security.
In part one of this blog topic, How MAC Address Randomization Can Affect the Wi-Fi Experience, we discuss what MAC address randomization is and why it matters, especially now. Here in part two, we’ll dive into proposed solutions to solve challenges that are created by the looming proliferation of MAC address randomization. First, we'll share some of our latest research on Apple’s Private Address feature.
The Wi-Fi Alliance® recently released specifications for release 3 (r3) of Hotspot 2.0. Primarily, this release focused on the Hotspot 2.0 profile’s interaction with networks and aims to streamline the user experience installing the profile. If you want to learn more about the basics of Hotspot 2.0, check out our previous blog post, How Hotspot 2.0 Streamlines Guest Wi-Fi Access.
As the Wi-Fi industry continues to evolve and grow at a rapid pace, it is more important than ever for brands to think about Wi-Fi connectivity with a strategic focus on user experience and security. Hotspot 2.0 technology enables simple, seamless, and secure connectivity, while equipping enterprises with the right network infrastructure for the future.
From 5G to Wi-Fi 6 to Hotspot 2.0, it can be hard to keep up with all of the advancements in wireless communication and networking. Below we outline our top 8 predictions for the Wi-Fi industry in 2019 and what technologies you really need to pay attention to and why.