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Wi-Fi kicks off 2018 with security boost

January 8, 2018

Wi-Fi installed base expected to hit 9.5 billion this year

Wi-Fi Alliance will begin certifying new security features for Wi-Fi Protected Access, the WPA2 protocol that is commonly relied upon for Wi-Fi security, and next-generation WPA3 is on its way with new features that include protection that extends to users who don’t follow recommended best practices on password selection, according to Kevin Robinson, VP of marketing for WFA.

WPA2 made its debut back in 2004 and has evolved over time to meet security needs, Robinson said — and Wi-Fi Alliance has a track record of updating its certification program to address specific security vulnerabilities once they are identified.

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