Wednesday 10 January 2018

Wi-Fi Allowance Announces WPA3 Protocol For More Security Protections

Wi-Fi Allowance Announces WPA3 Protocol For More Security Protections

New Wireless Protocol WPA3 To Get More Wireless Security

After 14 years, WPA3 New Wireless Protocol Coming To Get Wi-Fi network Security. 

Especially in Public Wi-Fi and Hotspots. WPA3 supports data encryption individual, it means dictionary attack will no longer work.

The traffic between the access point and end user devicess will be encrypted and improve security and privacy. In October 2017, details of the KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) attack on WPA2 were published.

Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely to be vulnerable. The vulnerability affects all major software platforms, including Microsoft Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, OpenBSD and others.
According to Wi-Fi Alliance,

Wi-Fi Alliance will also deliver a suite of features to simplify Wi-Fi security configuration for users and service providers, while enhancing Wi-Fi network security protections. Four new capabilities for personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks will emerge in 2018 as part of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3™.

Two of the features will deliver robust protections even when users choose passwords that fall short of typical complexity recommendations, and will simplify the process of configuring security for devices that have limited or no display interface.

Another feature will strengthen user privacy in open networks through individualized data encryption. Finally, a 192-bit security suite, aligned with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems, will further protect Wi-Fi networks with higher security requirements such as government, defense, and industrial.

“Security is a foundation of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs, and we are excited to introduce new features to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED family of security solutions,” said Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED designation means Wi-Fi devices meet the highest standards for interoperability and security protections.”

“Wi-Fi security technologies may live for decades, so it’s important they are continually updated to ensure they meet the needs of the Wi-Fi industry,” said Joe Hoffman, SAR Insight & Consulting. “Wi-Fi is evolving to maintain its high-level of security as industry demands increase.”

Wi-Fi Alliance is also working on the emerging Wi-Fi 892.11ac and 802.11ax standards.

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