Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tougher WiFi security, WPA3 Is Coming Sometime This Year

Since WPA2 launched in 2004, not much has changed for WiFi security and that's becoming increasingly apparent when public hotspots are frequently risky and exploits are far too common. That will all change soon as the Wi-Fi Alliance plans to roll out a WPA3 standard that addresses a number of weak points. The highlight will be individualized data encryption. Even if you're on an open public network, you won't have to worry quite so much about someone snooping on your data. Even people who have terrible passwords will be safeguarded, and a simplified security process for devices that have either a tiny display or none at all. Companies or governments that need stricter security will have access to a 192-bit security suite. WPA3 should arrive sometime in 2018, and comes on the back of other improvements like more thorough testing to catch potential vulnerabilities.

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