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Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE)


- Coffee shop, bar, or restaurant wants to offer patrons “free wi-fi”

–They want to provide a service but don’t want it to be a pain to configure or use

–They want to provide some notion of both service and security to customers


THERE ARE IEFT, IEEE STANDARD IN THE WORK TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. This is by creating a new encrypted mode where the SSID appears open. the beacon will specify that it is a enabled for OWE. The station will then use the SSID name as a passphrase to encrypt all the traffic.


IETF Standard:



IEEE there just a project proposal at this time


  • Hicham Zhiri
  • Feb 23 2016
  • Needs review
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