We all know very well that in 2017 it was discovered that the “powerful” WPA2 protocol, which was already used for more than 14 years, had a serious security flaw and in that sense, it was necessary to develop a substitute. Hence, now according to the latest reports, to enhance the security of our Wi-Fi, recently, Wi-Fi Alliance has just introduced its new powerful and most secure Wi-Fi security standard which will simply save you from yourself.
This New Wi-Fi Security Will Save You From Yourself
In 2017 it was discovered that the “powerful” WPA2 protocol, which was already used for more than 14 years, had a serious security flaw and in that sense, it was necessary to develop a substitute. This failure allows an attacker to “listen and sniff” communications over a Wi-Fi network and thus obtain sensitive data.
Now, more than a year has passed, the WPA3 security protocol has been officially announced.
Named KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks), it was last year that discovered this failure that affected all equipment that uses the stack of Wireless protocols and security for Internet access.
However, at that time some companies have developed some patches, but the WiFi Alliance immediately announced that it would start working on its successor, of course, the WPA3.
The new standard, officially announced recently, adds new features, is more robust in terms of security, as it increases the size of cryptographic keys. Like WPA2, WPA3 also comes in two versions: personal and enterprise.
What’s New in WPA3
- Information on public networks will always be encrypted
- Encryption per session
- Protection against brute force attacks at the authentication level (limited attempts for successful authentication)
- Support for using a smartphone or tablet to set up security on IoT devices
- 192-bit security suite to protect networks with higher security requirements (government, industrial, etc.)
While the new powerful and most secure WPA3 standard has been officially announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance, now it will be the turn of companies to adopt the new protocol on new products as well as support older equipment.
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