The WiFi Alliance has announced the new wireless standard, WPA3, at CES in Las Vegas. Another standard of Wi-Fi security that enormously increases the security capabilities of the wireless standard.
WPA3 has a several security improvements over WPA2 after the KRACK misuse a year ago influenced relatively every Wi-Fi supported device. WPA3 will be propelled later this year, with ‘a suite of features to improve Wi-Fi security configuration for clients and service providers’, and in addition four fresh new capabilities. This will be the primary move for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol since 2006.
“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.
WPA3 enhancements include protection for clients who pick weak passwords and individualized data encryption on open networks, as it ought to reinforce privacy and give nearly as much security as a home network.
“New testing enhancements will…reduce the potential for vulnerabilities due to network misconfiguration, and further safeguard managed networks with centralized authentication services,” the organization said.
The WPA3 protocol will secure against brute-force dictionary attacks by blocking the Wi-Fi authentication process after several failed login attempts. It will keep hackers from endeavoring to figure each conceivable possible combination of a password.
WPA3 will likewise ensure systems with higher security requirements – like government, military and industrial – through a 192-bit security suite, ‘lined up with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems’
Security specialist Mathy Vanhoef who found the flaw in WPA2 told that the new handshake in WPA3 “will not be vulnerable to dictionary attacks.”