The non-profit organization that integrates Apple, Intel, Microsoft to promote and certify Wi-Fi products reported that this year it will launch the WPA3 security protocol that will replace the so-called WPA and WPA2, which control most of the connections to Internet and those who were discovered important vulnerability in 2017.
"The new test enhancements will also reduce the potential for vulnerabilities due to misconfiguration of the network," they said in a statement. In addition, they assured that with this they will safeguard even more the networks administered with centralized authentication services.
"It will strengthen user privacy in open networks through individualized data encryption," they said. From now on, they promise that they will further protect Wi-Fi networks with higher security requirements such as government, defense and industry.
The most important feature is that of 128 bits, the new security protocol will have an encryption of 192 bits. And, although it does not specify in the text, we can assume that it will also have the 48 bits of WPA initialization.
For those people who usually like to go to coffee shops and use Wi-Fi networks, they will have an individual data encryption, that is, for each connection made by a device with a router. This measure will strengthen the privacy of users when they connect to open networks. Finally, WPA3 will also simplify the process of configuring security on devices that have a limited interface or do not have one. It is important to note that the WPA3 security protocol comes 14 years after WPA2, in 2004, and 20 years after WPA, in 1998.
Source: Télam and Hypertextual
WPA3 comes 14 years after WPA2, in 2004, and 20 years after WPA, in 1998.