Wi-Fi alliance introduced WPA3 security standard with new enhancements to reduce the potential attacks against network misconfiguration and centralized authentication services and it will be available in later part of 2018.
WPA2 network used by billions of devices and they are vulnerable to KRACK Attack, which allows an Attacker to Steal the Sensitive Information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on.
Also, it is Possible to inject the Ransomware and malware, manipulate data into victims network and website.Wi-Fi alliance introduced four new capabilities to enhance the protection of personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
Four new capabilities – WPA3
1. With WPA3 Wi-Fi alliance introduced protection against the traditional brute-force attack that locks out the user from connecting to the Wi-Fi network after certainly failed login attempts “protections even when users choose passwords that fall short of typical complexity ” reads WiFi alliance statement.
2. Second focussing IoT devices which do not have a display screen “ simplify the process of configuring security for devices that have limited or no display interface”
3. Third feature individualized data encryption concerning user privacy, encrypting data between the router and connected devices.
4. And the Fourth implementation of 192-bit security suite Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite for high-security requirement areas such as defense, industrial and government.
“Security is a foundation of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programs, and we are excited to introduce new features to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED family of security solutions,” said Edgar Figueroa, president, and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance.
“Wi-Fi security technologies may live for decades, so it’s important they are continually updated to ensure they meet the needs of the Wi-Fi industry,” said Joe Hoffman, SAR Insight & Consulting.
Likewise, Wireless Penetration testing is important, the Actively Examine the Process of Information security Measures which is Placed in Wireless Networks and also analyses the Weakness, technical flaws, and Critical wireless Vulnerabilities.
Source : GBHackers