WIFI

Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the 2.4 gigahertz (12 cm) UHF and 5 gigahertz (6 cm) SHF ISM radio bands. The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any « wireless local area network » (WLAN) product based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 802.11 standards ». However, the term « Wi-Fi » is used in general English as a synonym for « WLAN » since most modern WLANs are based on these standards. « Wi-Fi » is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The « Wi-Fi CERTIFIED » trademark can only be used by Wi-Fi products that successfully complete Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification testing. Many devices can use Wi-Fi, e.g. personal computers, video-game consoles, smartphones, digital cameras, tablet computers and digital audio players. These can connect to a network resource such as the Internet via a wireless network access point. Such an access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 20 meters (66 feet) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Hotspot coverage can be as small as a single room with walls that block radio waves, or as large as many square kilometres achieved by using multiple overlapping access points. Depiction of a device sending information wirelessly to another device, both connected to the local network, in order to print a document. Wi-Fi can be less secure than wired connections, such as Ethernet, precisely because an intruder does not need a physical connection. Web pages that use TLS are secure, but unencrypted internet access can easily be detected by intruders. Because of this, Wi-Fi has adopted various encryption technologies. The early encryption WEP proved easy to break. Higher quality protocols (WPA, WPA2) were added later. An optional feature added in 2007, called Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), had a serious flaw that allowed an attacker to recover the router’s password. The Wi-Fi Alliance has since updated its test plan and certification program to ensure all newly certified devices resist attacks .

WiFiKeychainProxy

WiFiKeychainProxy(8) / BSD System Manager’s Manual / WiFiKeychainProxy(8)

 

NAME

WiFiKeychainProxy — XPC helper tool for accessing WiFi keychain items

SYNOPSIS

WiFiKeychainProxy

DESCRIPTION

WiFiKeychainProxy XPC XPC helper tool for accessing WiFi keychain items

SYSTEM AGENT

com.apple.wifi.WiFiKeychainProxy

 

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