WPA3 promises more secure WiFi networking

In January, at CES 2018, Wi-Fi Alliance announced that the WPA2 encryption used to protect Wi-Fi (WI-FI) since 2004 will get a new, more secure WPA3. Now standardization is complete and new devices that support wpa3 technology can be certified.
The new protocol provides a number of additional protections for Wi-Fi enabled devices. WPA3 networks use the latest security technologies, prevent old outdated protocols, and require the use of a secure management framework (PMF) to maintain critical network flexibility
WPA3 security comes in two different versions: WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise. WPA3-Personal uses flexible password-based authentication.
WPA3-Personal provides flexible password-based authentication that does not differ significantly from the practices that exist for the end user except by being safer. WPA3 utilizes a simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) system that is a secure key generation protocol between devices to help protect users more effectively from third-party password guessing companies.
WPA3-Enterprise provides a more effective security with the power of 192-bit cryptographic protection. More effective protection provides additional security for networks that handle sensitive information. The 192-bit security security application ensures that all layers of the WPA3 network are consistently maintained with the same level of protection.

WPA3 promises to make wireless network traffic significantly more secure, as long as it is turned on. At present, it is not mandatory for new products, so take your time before the technology becomes widely available. WPA3 deployment requires both end-of-terminal and access point l to support new WPA3 security.
Currently, Qualcomm Technologies has announced that it will support WPA3 technology in its Atheros WCN3998 WiFi chip and IPQ807x base station platform.













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    Windows 10 users don’t have to wait much longer for the support of latest WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard, a new blog post from Microsoft apparently revealed.

    The third version of Wi-Fi Protected Access, in-short WPA3, is the next generation of the wireless security protocol that has been designed to make it harder for attackers to hack WiFi password.

    WPA3 was officially launched earlier this year, but the new WiFi security standard won’t arrive overnight. Most device manufacturers could take months to get their new routers and networking devices certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance to support WPA3.

    WPA3-Personal (SAE) Support in Windows 10

    Though Microsoft hasn’t yet officially announced WPA3 support for its Windows 10 operating system, new APIs introduced in the newly released Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18272, as marked in the screenshot below, indicates that Windows users would soon be getting support for the new protocol.

    Besides this, Tim Cappalli, an engineer at Aruba Security, in a tweet claimed that he also spotted WPA3-Personal (SAE) available in the Windows 10 Insider build 18252.100 while manually configuring a wireless network.

    Another Windows user confirmed the WPA3-Personal availability in the latest Insider build version but also mentioned that it’s not currently working as intended.


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