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WiFi Alliance Starts Certifying Products Supporting WPA3

     
10:58 am on Jun 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The WiFi Alliance, today, has started to certify products supporting WPA3, so you should start to see the standard appearing on products any time now. Of course, for it to become usable, routers and the equipment connecting will have to be compatible, so the transition might take quite a while.

WPA3 security continues to support the market through two distinct modes of operation: WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise. All WPA3 networks use the latest security methods, disallow outdated legacy protocols, and require use of Protected Management Frames (PMF) to maintain resiliency of mission critical networks. Key capabilities of WPA3 include:

WPA3-Personal: more resilient, password-based authentication even when users choose passwords that fall short of typical complexity recommendations. WPA3 leverages Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE), a secure key establishment protocol between devices, to provide stronger protections for users against password guessing attempts by third parties.
WPA3-Enterprise: offers the equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength, providing additional protections for networks transmitting sensitive data, such as government or finance. The 192-bit security suite ensures a consistent combination of cryptographic tools are deployed across WPA3 networks.
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12:51 am on June 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The WiFi Alliance, today, has started to certify products supporting WPA3
However my Qualcomm router is WiFi Alliance WPA3 Certified (sticker on the side) and I bought it a couple months ago. Qualcomm makes the technology (and holds one or two of the patents I think) so maybe they had a right to use the certification earlier?
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I'm sure the product makers have been building to this standard for some time, knowing it's coming.
8:45 am on June 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, my router also supports 5g and there aren't even any 5g phones or cell towers yet where I'm at.
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Hehehe, yeah, I have the same issue.