WPA3 Wi-Fi Security

Contributed by Andrew Price

The progression of wireless technology over the years has been steadily evolving, and with it, so has wireless hacking. The number of per user wireless devices is increasing every day, and most of these devices contain personal identifiable information (PII).  The IEEE[1] is responsible for the wireless standards (802.11) and setting the standards to secure the wireless medium.  Since 1997 when wired equivalent privacy (WEP) was implemented, hackers have constantly identified vulnerabilities in wireless security technologies.  With new security technologies being released, hackers consistently find new vulnerabilities.  A Hackers sole purpose is to find vulnerabilities in technologies so they can obtain the encrypted information whether it be for personal benefit, political benefit, or any other type of benefit that would, in-turn, damage the hacked individual.  Wireless security has been the focus of many companies that manufacture wireless devices because the customers information is considered a liability, and any exploit could lead to unwarranted consequences.  Is the increase in wireless devices a basis for increasing wireless security? Is the most recent security standard as secure as we think it is?  What is the next step in wireless security?
 
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