WPA3, Next-Generation Security for WiFi, Is Here - [security]
02:19 AM EDT - Jun,28 2018 - post a comment
The WiFi Alliance
today launched WiFi Certified WPA3, its fully updated security protocol for WiFi. The Alliance first announced WPA3 in January. Today marks the updated standard's introduction to real-world products. There are two branches of WPA3, WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise each with its own distinct mode of operation. One core feature of WPA3 is stronger protection even when users choose weak passwords. WPA3 simplifies the process of securing access points that don't have a display or interface. The WiFi Alliance calls this WiFi Certified Easy Connect. The standard provides individualized data encryption to protect data as it moves from computers, tablets, and phones to access points. WPA3 also includes a 192-bit security suite to help businesses and governments adopt the highest levels of protection. The WiFi Alliance says WPA2 devices will continue to operate as before and can interact with devices that have adopted the new standard. It's not clear just when Certified WPA3 devices will land on store shelves.