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WPA3 Wi-Fi – The Biggest Network Security Update in 14 years after WPA2

by Tech Desk

The next-generation Wi-Fi security standard that promises to eliminate all the known security vulnerabilities and wireless attacks that are up today including:

    • KRACK attack Protection
    • Against Brute-Force Attacks
    • Protecting Public Wi-Fi Networks
    • Strong Encryption over Wi-Fi Networks

WPA3 has both Wi-Fi Security for Personal and Enterprise Networks. WPA3 networks use the latest security methods, disallow outdated legacy protocols, and require the use of Protected Management Frames (PMF) to maintain resiliency of mission-critical networks.

What is WPA, WPA2 & WPA3 ?

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) are two security protocols and security developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless Computer Networks. WPA” stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access. If you have a password on your Wi-Fi Router or Mobile Phone hotspot, it probably protects your network using WPA2. it is a method of securing your network using WPA2 with the use of the optional Pre-Shared Key (PSK) Authentication, which was designed for home/personal users. WPA3 Wi-Fi Alliance introduced enhancements and new features in new WPA3 this year for Wi-Fi Protected Access:

  • Wi-FI CERTIFIED Easy Connect
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Enhanced Open
  • Industry support for WPA3

How is WPA3 differ from WPA2 ?

WPA3 differ in the following way:

With WPA2, an attacker can capture some data from your Wi-Fi stream, take it home, and run it through a dictionary-based attack to try and guess your password. But WPA3 requires attackers to interact with your Wi-Fi for every password guess,  making it much harder and time-consuming to crack.

Old Data is safe, WPA3 supports “forward secrecy,” which means that if an attacker captures any encrypted data from your machine and then learns your password, later on, they won’t be able to decrypt that old data they captured.

Home devices are easier to set up with Wi-Fi Easy Connect Wi-Fi standards are insecure for Open Wi-FI networks, With WPA3, even open networks will encrypt your individual traffic, making them much safer to use.

When Will We be able to Use WPA3?

Wi-Fi Alliance is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi. New products that support WPA3 will begin appearing in the coming year, but the Wi-Fi Alliance doesn’t predict widespread adoption until late 2019.

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