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After last year’s KRACK vulnerability, WPA3 Wi-Fi security announced with new protections

posted onJanuary 10, 2018
by l33tdawg

The WiFi Alliance has announced that the WPA3 security protocol will be released later this year, a move intended to provide more secure WiFi networking following the KRACK security flaw uncovered in autumn last year.

It will be the first upgrade to the WiFi Protected Access (WPA) protocol since 2006, and the WPA3 update had been planned for some time before KRACK made it a matter of urgency.

WPA3 follows on from WPA2 (logically enough). New features will include extra protection for people who come up with ridiculously insecure passwords, a better way of configuring devices that don't have displays in a manner more secure than WPS, better privacy for WiFi from public hotspots and other open environments by individualising the encryption.

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