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What does validating identity mean for wireless connection

To gain access to WIFI at university I have to login with my user/pass credentials.

Enterprises often enforce security using a certificate based system to authenticate the connecting device, following the standard 802.1X.

By connecting to Canal IP-UPMC, for example, the user must validate the identity of the server accepting the certificate appears on the screen in a "popup window".

In reality, the user is unable to validate a certificate knowing, because a simple visual check of the license is impossible.

The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the service has become more popular.

There were relatively few dangers when wireless technology was first introduced.

However, wireless networking is prone to some security issues.

Hackers have found wireless networks relatively easy to break into, and even use wireless technology to hack into wired networks.

Eduroam is a wireless service used be the Murdoch community (and visitors) that allows easy access to the wireless network at all Murdoch campuses as well as other participating institutions.