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WPA3 Is Coming

Don't schedule those upgrades just yet... but WPA3 is coming. The Wi-Fi Alliance announced it arrives in 2018, expedited -- I bet -- by the 2017 KRACK vulnerabilities. A big deal? Yes. It includes stronger encryption, IoT-centric remote configuration features and way, way overdue brute-force dictionary attack protections.

Speaking of dictionary attacks, key to their success is sloppy security practices. Are you still relying on just WPA2 passwords for securing your corporate and PCI environments, including at retail or restaurants? And how crackable are those passwords?

At Trestle Networks, we work closely with our Managed Security and Managed WiFi (powered by Mojo Networks) customers to harden credentials and enforce multi-factor authentication, a PCI DSS 3.2 requirement. Don't be sloppy. Contact me to learn more and sign up for trestleNEWS at www.trestlenetworks.com to receive these daily posts.

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