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WPA3 Adds Four Security Enhancements, One of Which Matters

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced its next security enhancement today, called WPA3.  The press release touts "four new capabilities", but only one of the four affects practical Wi-Fi security.

As they are occasionally wont to do, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new certification today via a press release featuring an artisnal blend of normal words and corporate gobbledygook.  For those who speak fluent corporate gobbledygook, here are the four enhancements of WPA3:
Robust protections even when users choose passwords that fall short of typical complexity recommendations.Simplify the process of configuring security for devices that have limited or no display interface.Strengthen user privacy in open networks through individualized data encryption.A 192-bit security suite, aligned with the Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Suite from the Committee on National Security Systems to forther protect Wi-Fi networks with higher security requirements such as government, defense, a…