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WiFi Alliance beefs up WPA security protocols to address vulnerabilities

Technologies which run in unlicensed spectrum are always dogged by fears about privacy and security, and these will only become more critical to address, as wirelesss networks enable ever-more critical services. The WiFi Alliance has announced its latest security protocol, to improve on the capabilities of existing WPA technology and address a series of vulnerabilities in the 802.11 standards. This is the third generation of WPA (WiFi Protected Access), which was originally introduced to the 802.11 platform in its third iteration to improve on the initial, and weak, security protocol, WEP. There are four new features in WPA3, three of them targeted at both personal and enterprise networks. These are: Measures to supplement security when users have passwords over-simple passwords.…

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