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On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization that manages Wi-Fi technologies, announced the official release of WPA3. WPA3 is the latest version of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), a user authentication technology for Wi-Fi connections. News that the Wi-Fi Alliance was working on WPA3 leaked online in January. The organization started working on WPA3 after a security researcher revealed KRACK, a vulnerability in the WPA2 WiFi protocol that made it somewhat trivial for an attacker to gain access to WiFi transmissions protected by WPA2. WPA3 is currently optional for all newly produced devices, but it will become the de-facto Wi-Fi authentication standard for all Wi-Fi capable devices in the coming years. A date has not been set yet, but the new WPA3 will retain interoperability with older WPA2 devices to ensure as less friction as possible during the transition to WPA3. WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise are just like WPA1 and WPA2 before it, there are two WPA3 "security modes" —WPA3-Personal and WPA3-Enterprise. The main difference between these two security modes is in the authentication stage. WPA3 uses the Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) algorithm, which replaces Pre-shared Key (PSK) in WPA2-Personal, while WPA3-Enterprise uses a more complex set of features that replace IEEE 802.1X from WPA2-Enterprise. Follow the link to OUR FORUM for more.