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Wpa3 wifi security announced
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:59 »
Wpa3 wifi security announced

 At last, Wi-Fi security -- or lack of -- is about to get its day in the sun.

The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry body made up of device makers including Apple, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, announced Monday its next-generation wireless network security standard, WPA3. The standard will replace WPA2, a near-two decades-old security protocol that's built in to protect almost every wireless device today -- including phones, laptops, and the Internet of Things.

One of the key improvements in WPA3 will aim to solve a common security problem: open Wi-Fi networks. Seen in coffee shops and airports, open Wi-Fi networks are convenient but unencrypted, allowing anyone on the same network to intercept data sent from other devices.

WPA3 employs individualized data encryption, which scramble the connection between each device on the network and the router, ensuring secrets are kept safe and sites that you visit haven't been manipulated.

Source and more: http://www.zdnet.com/article/wpa3-wireless-standard-tougher-wifi-security-revealed/