Analyzing traffic since the start of extensive tracking of this site shows that readers like knowing about security flaws, improvements: It's a slow news day, and I've been looking at traffic analysis of Wi-Fi Networking News to see what our top stories have been since we started using Omniture reporting last fall. Over the last 10 months, trends are clear, driven by Slashdot and other sites that refer traffic: the most popular single stories on the site focus on security -- six out of 10 stories. Two were about Wi-Fi detectors, and the other two on unrelated topics.
As security remains a hot issue in the industry in general, you can expect that we'll continue to follow it. The top 10 stories of the last 10 months are:
- Weakness in Passphrase Choice in WPA Interface: Not one of our own stories, but a paper by Robert Moskowitz.
- Wi-Fi Seeker review
- The Path to 802.11i: My explanation of the roadmap to reaching full 802.11i encryption/authentication/integrity deployment.
- Tool to Crack Cisco LEAP Released
- WPA’s Little Secret: The background on the No. 1 story.
- Weak Defense…But Getting Better: My ongoing revision to the current state of Wi-Fi security, currently slightly out of date.
- WPA for Free under Windows 2000: How to get a free tool for WIndows 2000 to handle WPA encryption.
- A review of the WiFi Finder contributed by a reader
- AMD’s Stealthy Rollout Slips Up: The article on AMD allegedly plastering signs on hotspots in Austin and elsewhere that weren't signed up for AMD's free hotspot directory. Or did they? The story hasn't progressed much since a denial by AMD, and meetings between AMD and Austin Wireless City.
- Turnkey Hot Spots: A now-abandoned ongoing article that described how to buy and use turnkey hotspots. Jiwire has a much more recent article that incorporates my knowledge on this subject.