This new version of WiFi security will help secure even public wifi traffic it is stated. It will use a stronger key, 192 bit compared to WPA2 which uses either a 64 bit or a 128 bit key. IoT (Internet of Things) security improvements among other security benefits are expected from this development, including defeating the KRACK vulnerability.
Devices certified to this new standard are expected in the market during this year.
Speaking of IoT - still no plans to secure those devices in every home that transmit around channels 8-9 on the 2.4 Ghz WiFi band (sorry, couldn’t resist)
It’s an arms race - won’t be long before someone finds an interesting attack against WiFi ‘protected by WPA3’ … still the alternative - do nothing - doesn’t work so well either … good to see some progress. I know I’m a cynic - no need to point that out
Heheh in my post I was careful to say “will help secure” rather than “will secure”. As was said in the thread about ‘Spectre’ and ‘Meltdown’ there is no truly secure interaction on the web/internet. All we can hope for is using what tools we can to be as secure as we can and being ever watchful for when it goes wrong. Sort of like backups, chances of having no accessible backups become less the more you do and having different storage locations, but it is never zero risk. I have previously said in at least one other topic, I ascribe to Paddy’s Law which states Murphy was an Optimist…
Healthy cynicism is a useful tool as it prepares us for the worst,