The WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) “standard” won’t die:WAPI is a homegrown, proprietary encryption and authentication solution developed in part by the Chinese computer industry and in part by military- and government-controlled entities. WAPI has been slapped around by the ISO, in part because China’s industry won’t publish the spec. Problematic. A few years ago, WAPI was going to be required for all equipment sold in China, but high-level Bush administration negotiation apparently squashed that plan.
The WHDI Consortium today announced that version 1.0 of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) specification has been released.