Intel's IWD Linux Wireless Daemon 0.13 Adds Opportunistic Wireless Encryption

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 12 December 2018 at 12:03 AM EST. 8 Comments
Intel's promising IWD open-source wireless daemon continues picking up additional functionality in its trek towards potentially replacing wpa_supplicant. Out this week is IWD 0.13.

With the IWD 0.13 release there are fixes as well as support for Opportunistic Wireless Encryption and support for the common EAP-TLS framework.

As far as the Opportunistic Wireless Encryption, the documentation at explains, "a mode of opportunistic security [RFC7435] for IEEE Std 802.11 that provides encryption of the wireless medium but no authentication."

The EAP-TLS framework brings up support for the Extensible Authentication Protocol over TLS for wireless network authentication.

More details on the changes for IWD can be found via its Git repository.
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