The Wi-Fi Alliance has recently announced WPA3, a Wi-Fi security standard that will replace WPA2.WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access.Currently WPA2 is a security standard that defines what happens when you connect to a closed Wi-Fi network using a password. WPA2 defines the protocol a router and Wi-Fi client devices use to perform the handshake that allows them to securely connect and how they communicate.
WPA3 will improve on the WPA2 protocol with more security features.
Key Features :
- Individualized data encryption – When you connect to an open Wi-Fi network, the traffic between your device and the Wi-Fi access point will be encrypted, even though you didn’t enter a passphrase at the time of connection. This will make public, open Wi-Fi networks much more private. It will be impossible for people to snoop without actually cracking the encryption.
- Protection Against Brute-Force Attacks – WPA3 defines a new handshake that will deliver robust protections even when users choose passwords that fall short of typical complexity recommendations.
- Simplified process – WPA3 includes a feature that promises to simplify the process of configuring security for devices that have limited or no display interface.
- Higher Security – WPA3 will include a 192-bit security suite, aligned with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems. It’s intended for government, defense, and industrial applications.
According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, devices supporting WPA3 will be released later in 2018. Devices must be certified for WPA3 to roll out these features and be granted the “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ WPA3™” mark so its most likely start seeing this logo on new routers and other wireless devices beginning in late 2018.
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