2020-02-12

Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3)

DISCLAIMER: While WPA3 enhances Wi-Fi security Cyber Defense Contractors recommends the use of a wired network infrastructure. The use of radio signals provides a large attack surface to adversaries. The use of a radio to transmit network packets should be avoided whenever possible.

Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) is a security protocol and security certification program developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It was announced in January of 2018 and has been developed to address the weaknesses that exist in the WPA2 standard.

The NSA has developed a Technical Report which provides an in depth analysis of how WPA3 will enhance security. That article can be found here.

Read our review of Wi-Fi to Ethernet Bridge Adapters.

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