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Featured WPA3 vulnerable to hacks that steal Wi-Fi passwords

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by Dan Goodin, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Dan Goodin

    Dan Goodin Guest

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    The next-generation Wi-Fi Protected Access protocol released 15 months ago was once hailed by key architects as resistant to most types of password-theft attacks that threatened its predecessors. On Wednesday, researchers disclosed several serious design flaws in WPA3 that shattered that myth.
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  2. CrystalLattice

    CrystalLattice Regular Contributor

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    It was already known that wpa3 is less than perfect. we'll have to live with it, and the patches. wpa4 is not expected for another 15 years.
     
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  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    The expert critics are pretty loud however about the fact that the Wifi Alliance were warned early during the design phase about some of their initial choices, but they decided to keep going on doing their own thing and ignore outside advice (or so those experts say).

    Bottom line hasn't changed: if it doesn't move, wire it. If it moves and it's security-sensitive, wire it anyway. :)
     
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