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infoSync World : IEEE approves 802.11i security spec
Finally, a native security layer has been approved by the IEEE: 802.11i. "Wi-Fi technology, including 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g transmission standards, has long been criticized for its lack of decent security and privacy. The first attempt at a security system for Wi-Fi was Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which was based on a very simple private key system that served as little more than a speed bump for malicious users. Subsequent systems have tried to tighten security, but so far none have faced widespread adoption. 802.11i is expected to be certified as Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) compliant.
Although the specification is now approved, software to make it usable won't be available to customers until September, when the WiFi Alliance will begin compatibility testing for new devices."
The specs are impressive! I only lack an Ethernet port, but using USB (for power), you could add disk storage as well as a network port. Easy! What could you do with it? Uhm... create a media server with it; build a portable movie center; build a fancy web or database server; create a firewall or proxy server... lots!
I'm thinking putting this inside a small box, take a USB hub with power, a USB Bluetooth dongle, a Bluetooth mini keyboard and a mouse. Add Linux, install VLC and connect your choice of USB disk(s) filled to the brim with HD 720p movies and all you need is a TV with an S-video input and you can watch whatever you brought with you! w00t :nerd:
Speaking of building it yourself, I've been really annoyed at current Android phone makers that they sell loads of phones without a proper car mount kit. Only Dell, Motorola and a few others have special car mounts for their phones when they come out. All others simply don't. Now you don't really need one that often, but if you like to use the free Google Navigation features of any Android-based satnav tool, you will need a car mount or someone to hold the phone for you. You can buy generic phone mount kits, but they're ugly and expensive...
So I was pleasantly surprised that someone felt the same way and came up with a really easy solution to building your own car mount for less than $10! Genius!