SPOTLIGHT: 802.11i gets favorable vote from ISO

The International Organization for Standardization voted overwhelmingly (86 percent) in favor of the IEEE's 802.11i wireless networking standard as the foundation for a more secure wireless protocol. Last week, the ISO voted down China's Wired and Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) competing standard. IEEE had the trust of most members, and China's standard had been created in a closed process and had no compatibility to 802.11i. China's standards group said it would appeal. Article