WiFi security is finally being upgraded after 14 years. Wi-Fi matching band παρουσίασε χθες και επίσημα το WPA3, το νέο WiFi πρότυπο που υπόσχεται να αντιμετωπίσει πολλά από τα τρωτά σημεία που υπάρχουν στην ασύρματη δικτύωση.
The Wi-Fi Alliance, which is a partnership of companies consisting of various device manufacturers, such as Apple, Microsoft and Qualcomm, presented yesterday in a related announcement at on-line of the place, mode of operation and security of the new expected WP3 protocol.
According to it, the new WPA3 brings personalized data encryption that will protect your data from being monitored over the WiFi network. You'll also have tighter connections, through SAE (Simultaneous Authentication of Equals), which is a basic setup protocol that reduces the chances of someone guessing your password - even if it's very easy.
If you use WPA3-Enterprise professional security, you'll have a similar encryption strength to 192-bit, which should make it harder to crack secure data. There will also be an easier setup, for smart home appliances, via Easy Connect, which will allow you to use your phone to set up your WiFi devices that have either small screen or no screen at all.
For when will you see WPA3 on your devices depends on the manufacturer and when they will introduce WP3 through updates or hardware replacement. WPA2 isn't going to stop working anytime soon (it will stay onfunctional), αλλά η support WPA3 will eventually become mandatory on any product certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the device will most likely come configured with WPA3 as the default.