WiFi Alliance Announces WPA3 for Tighter WiFi Security
The WiFi Alliance today said it is undertaking new efforts to secure the experience and use of WiFi. The organization plans to enhance the existing WPA2 standard to further reduce potential vulnerabilities. WPA2 will continue to be deployed across devices for the foreseeable future. The WiFi Alliance also plans four new capabilities for personal and enterprise WiFi security this year as part of WiFi Certified WPA3. One core feature will be stronger protections even when users choose weak passwords. Moreover, WPA3 will simplify the process of securing access points that don't have a display or interface. The forthcoming standard will provide individualized data encryption to protect data as it moves from computers, tablets, and phones to access points. Last, WPA3 will include a 192-bit security suite to help businesses and governments adopt the highest levels of protection.
Jun 26, 2018
The WiFi Alliance today launched WiFi Certified WPA3, its fully updated security protocol for WiFi. The Alliance first announced WPA3 in January.
May 18, 2018
Qualcomm this week laid out its plan to adopt the latest wifi security protocol in future products. The company said it will apply the Wifi Alliance's Wifi Protected Access (WPA3) across its portfolio of mobile and networking products starting this summer.
Oct 3, 2018
The WiFi Alliance today announced WiFi 6, a new name and release for the wireless networking standard that the Alliance hopes will clarify which devices can work together to offer the best experience. WiFi 6 is based on the 802.11ax spec.
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Google recently announced the formation of the Android Ready SE Alliance, a collaboration between Google and the makers of "secure element" chips for phones and similar devices. The new initiative will enable all Android phone makers to more easily implement hardware security features that match the functionality and security of Pixel phones (which use Google's Titan M secure element chip).