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Safer Wi-Fi Connections with WPA3 Protocol
Security plays an essential role in wireless networks. Even though the networks have separate security layers, there is still a possibility of certain prominent attacks. There are currently more than nine million Wi-Fi devices worldwide. Protecting the Wi-Fi devices is the most important tasks in cybersecurity.
WPA3 protocol deserves to safeguard Wi-Fi connections and help the user with their own security. WPA3 is a standard that authenticates the wireless networks using AES protocol and prevents hackers from intruding into the wireless network. The protocol leverages Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) handshake to offer forward secrecy in preventing the attackers from decrypting old captured traffic on the network. SAE enables devices to authenticate each other using a password. WPA3 enterprise protects the sensitive information in the Wi-Fi connection with 192-bit encryption.
A new API is introduced in Windows 10 operating system to support WPA3, which is said to be Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18272. The Windows 10 SDK contains headers, libraries, and tools that are used to create apps that run on Windows. In addition, the SDK build 18272 supports the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18277. It has been specifically designed to allow developers and users to access the features and to share their feedback with the company.
The implementation of WPA3 protocol provides strong protection for the weak password usage by people. It simplifies the configuration process and security for devices with limited display interfaces. Individualized data encryption is provided by WPA3 protocol in open Wi-Fi networks. WPA3 also imposes certain limits the number of times users can guess a network’s password.
WPA3 aims to deliver greater security for government, defense, and industrial networks by meeting the standards of the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite. WPA3 is a long-awaited and much-welcomed update that will benefit the wireless industry, businesses, and the millions of average Wi-Fi users around the world. Businesses and enterprises will take time to adopt WPA3 Wi-Fi security because of the cost involved for larger networks. Users will notice the benefits of WPA3 network only when the entire network is in WPA3-only mode.