Use Wi-Fi with proper security measures, advises scientist
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:43
Ahmedabad: Vic Hayes, considered the father of Wi-Fi technology, today cautioned against use of the wireless technology without adequate security measures.

"Internet is an open network, anybody can peep inside and look at what others are doing. It is not at all secure," he said.

Hayes, a Senior Research Fellow at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, was here to deliver a lecture on 'The genesis of Wi-Fi and some applications' at a function organised by Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO).

"One has to take precautions while using Internet, especially Wi-Fi technology, which should not be installed without proper security."

He emphasised on the need for alliance between the information technology firm for sharing spectrum that enables use of Wi-Fi technology, which allows users to log on to the Internet without wire connections and in a remote manner.

Hayes maintained that many of the social and economic benefits of the Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) technology needed to be exploited for human development. The noted scientist more innovative ways to use the technology should be developed.

He said the Indian government should make easier policy regulation for spectrum allocation.

Hayes co-established and chaired the IEEE 802.11 Standards Working Group (WG) for Wireless Local Area Networks and became known as the "Father of Wi-Fi".

After retiring in 2003, Hayes is now writing a book titled 'The Genesis of Wi-Fi and the Road Toward Global Success'.

"We plan to get the book published by June which marks the 25 years of our journey in developing the technology," Hayes said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:43

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