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tcrumpen
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Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

WPA3 was released a few weeks ago as a new standard since WPA2 got hacked several months ago

 

I've recently got BT Internet and have a Smart Hub will there be a firmware update which will enable to router to use WPA3?

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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

Welcome to this user forum.

 

The devices expert @Dan-O may be able to answer this one.

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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

WPA3 is a brand new announced Wi-Fi security standard so it will take time for it to become available in routers and devices. You'll need both the router and client to support it in order to use it.

 

We are always reviewing our devices and will release updates if necessary.

 

Note that the KRACK flaw is not a total hack of WPA2 - it can be prevented via the implementation on the device. Patches for most devices have already been released - you should make sure all your devices have been updated to the latest software available from the manufacturer to keep protected.

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bdg2
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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

If necessary?

That doesn't answer the question at all.

How will you decide if it's necessary?

Do you know if it'll be necessary?

 

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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

Take the answer as No unless BT issue an update to the software which they may or may not do, which they won't know if they are going to until they decide or not to re-write the software which they won't consider or do until the implication of WPA3 enabled devices becomes widespread.

Hope that helps!

 

 

bdg2
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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

They're pretty stupid if they can't at least instantly see that WPA3 would turn this joke Wi-Fi sharing over unencrypted password free BT-Wi-Fi SSIDs in to something that's actually reasonably safe to use.

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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

Nobody is forcing you to use a BT hub.

BTW, how many third party routers support WPA3 currently?

Not sure how WPA3 will help with unencrypted BTwifi that is a completely separate netwok.

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bdg2
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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

I'm just appalled that BT aren't already commited to implementing WPA3.

WPA3 will mean conections without passwords are encrypted in a similar way to the way you don't need to provide a password every time you use https.

Now go away if you can't help.

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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?

How do you know they're not?

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Re: Will Smart Hub get a firmware update for WPA3?p


@bdg2 wrote:

I'm just appalled that BT aren't already commited to implementing WPA3.

WPA3 will mean conections without passwords are encrypted in a similar way to the way you don't need to provide a password every time you use https.

Now go away if you can't help.


Don’t know for sure but my internet security provider (not BT McAfee) keeps bombarding me with emails re: encrypted Wi-fi connection over public Wi-fi networks. It’t more applicable to mobile devices. This doesn’t imply connection over Wi-fi to routers, but it’s a step forward. They are going to charge an introductory fee,  though.

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