Extremetech writes wireless routers will get an extra layer of protection next month. The new security is more user friendly as it will let users simply push a button or enter a PIN into a wizard-type application.
In his presentation Thursday at the Digital Home Developers Conference, Sandeep Parikh, project manager for the Wi-Fi Alliance announced that the group's new specification, the Wi-Fi Protected Setup, will launch next month.
The new certified technology -- the first to be independently developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance -- will cut in half the number of steps it takes to set up a secure home or small business network, according to Parikh.
The new system, which will be also be incorporated into Windows Vista, will work in conjunction with computers, peripherals, and other consumer electronics.