Wi-Fi is about to get faster and more secure than ever


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According to BGR (This article and its images were originally posted on BGR June 26, 2018 at 10:23AM.)

Wi-Fi internet is the best kind of internet connectivity there is when it comes to convenience. You don’t have to deal with any wires, and the setup is relatively straightforward on most devices. However, Wi-Fi internet is far from perfect, and we could sure use faster speeds and better security. But guess what: Come 2019, we’ll get both of those thanks to new hardware that will support both faster speeds as well as stronger security

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new security standard, WPA3, which will be available on both personal and business Wi-Fi networks soon.

To get WPA3, you’ll need compatible hardware, including the Wi-Fi router at home or at the office, but also a compatible laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Current devices support the WPA2 standard announced all the way back in 2004, and they’ll stay on WPA2 security when connected to future WPA3 networks.

WPA3 will protect users against hackers better than WPA2. As The Verge explains, the new standard brings over enhanced protections against offline, password-guessing attacks. Should a hacker capture your Wi-Fi data to use it offline in an attempt to guess passwords over and over, WPA3 will render that data useless and only allow a single guess…

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This article and images were originally posted on [BGR] June 26, 2018 at 10:23AM. Credit to Author Chris Smith and BGR | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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