The security of 802.1x, the next-generation wireless protocol standard, has been called into question by a new paper released by University of Maryland professor William Arbaugh and graduate student Arunesh Mishra, as noted by The pair contend that two separate scenarios, “session hijacking” and “man-in-the-middle,” are available for would-be hackers to breach the integrity of Wi-Fi networks using the new protocol. The IEEE 802.11b wireless standard used in many devices today, including Apple’s AirPort, has also been shown to be vulnerable to attack.