New Security Protocol For The IoT World Will Help Protect Your Smart Devices
WiFi Alliance recently announced a new security standard, Wi-Fi Certified WPA3. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) was released when wireless networking was in its initial stages. It has helped secure both enterprise and personal Wi-Fi networks with data protection and access control. Almost all the Wi-Fi connected devices in use today are running on some version of WPA2 with 128-bit encryption. Though it has been excellent it keeping out criminals, the technology around has advanced. New flaws have been found.
It was then researchers discovered a proof-of-concept exploit called KRACK (short for Key Reinstallation Attacks.) These attacks intercept data (including passwords and emails) or inject malware into websites.
WPA3 is available now. The new standard comes with advancements in authentication, encryption, and ease of configuration. WPA3 Enterprise offers 192-bit encryption which is important for Wi-Fi networks managing intellectual property data or sensitive personal data. Both the version of WPA3 does not accept outdated encryption algorithms.
WPA3 will also make it tougher for hackers and bots to deduce your Wi-Fi password. It requires interaction every time encryption keys are asked. The new Easy Connect feature has made it easier than ever to connect Wi-Fi to no-display devices. Many companies have welcomed this and have already started integrating it.
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