Wi-Fi Network Security: WPA3 Enhancement Against Traffic Viewing

Protecting Against Traffic View on Wi-Fi Network


Which WPA3 enhancement protects against hackers viewing traffic on the Wi-Fi network?



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The correct answer is A. SAE encryption.

WPA3 is the latest Wi-Fi security standard that was introduced in 2018. It provides several enhancements over its predecessor, WPA2, to better protect Wi-Fi networks against various types of attacks.

SAE, which stands for Simultaneous Authentication of Equals, is a key exchange protocol used in WPA3. It replaces the pre-shared key (PSK) method used in WPA2, which is vulnerable to dictionary attacks and other types of password guessing attacks.

In SAE, both the client and the access point generate a secret key independently and then use a secure protocol to confirm that they both have the same key without revealing it to each other or to any eavesdroppers. This process provides better protection against offline attacks and brute force attacks compared to the PSK method.

In addition to SAE, WPA3 also includes another enhancement called Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE). OWE provides encryption without the need for authentication or a password, which makes it useful for public Wi-Fi hotspots and other situations where users may not have a pre-shared key.

TKIP encryption is an encryption method used in WPA and WPA2. However, it has been deprecated in WPA3 because it is no longer considered secure.

Scrambled encryption key is not a term commonly used in Wi-Fi security and is not a valid answer choice.

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption is a widely used encryption algorithm that is used in WPA2 and WPA3. It provides strong encryption and is considered secure. However, it is not specifically designed to protect against hackers viewing traffic on the Wi-Fi network, which is the focus of this question. SAE encryption, on the other hand, is specifically designed to provide better protection against attacks on the key exchange process.