WPA3 WiFi Security Coming Soon

by | Jan 14, 2018 | Blog, News/Trends | 0 comments

Safe Wi-Fi

WPA (Wireless Protected Access) is a Wi-Fi security protocol that brings a level of security to network devices.

At CES, the WiFi Alliance announced that WPA3 will come soon to a whole host of devices bringing with it beefed up security such as individualized encryption. Another WPA3 feature will be better network monitoring to alert users of hackers trying to guess their passwords. It will also impose limits on incorrect passwords used.

PC World reported this week that the new WPA3 protocol would include the “192-bit security suite, aligned with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems.” This feature is to protect government and other high-security networks from intrusion.

While we wait for the new WPA3 compliant devices to roll out, the WiFi Alliance has slated some short-term and sorely needed security improvements for WPA2. This will address security vulnerabilities in authentication and encryption as well as configuration problems. WPA2 has been around since 2004.

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