WPA3 – New WiFi Standard & Devices Coming Soon . . .

This post will update a previous post about the same topic, but includes the latest info.   WPA3 is a substantial improvement over the current WPA2 ecosphere.

It features 4 Main new or improved functionalities:

  • Privacy on Public WiFi Networks
  • Protection against “Brute Force” attacks
  • Easier connection to “Non-Display” computing devices (aka, Amazon Echo & many similar IoT type of hardware)
  • Higher Security for Gov, Defense and Industrial (& Business) organizations

When will it be available . . . ??  Hardware and software updates slated for release starting in 4q 2018 (although some devices from last half of 2017 are already wpa3 capable — but not activated).

HTG Article re WPA3

The proverbial “Quest” for Android & IoS free phones . .

There is still a substantial “underground demand” for Smart Phones that are unencumbered by the Android (google) and IoS (apple) phone Operating Systems and hardware.

Thus . . . the Quest continues . . .

Will these phones by Purism succeed in the duopoly world of phones?   Well, many have tried and run into a brick wall.   Companies include Canonical, Mozilla etc.

But play the video below to get an overview about the company behind this effort of “Open” hardware and software devices (PC’s, Tablets and Phones).

Toward the end of the video, the free-phone (carrier-less) plan is introduced (it’s 100% doable) unless the Government(s) erect roadblocks to protect the status quo (the carrier monopolists).

So, this is a very informative video . . .

Containerizing Facebook via Firefox Extensions . .

Per the folks at “MakeTechEasier” – – Firefox users can now disable Facebook privacy intrusions (especially tracking of browsing history from your other open tabs).

This is done by “containerizing” Facebook so it doesn’t have view, save, write, etc. capability outside of the container.

See this article for more specifics (note – – this is easy to setup but it disables some FB features).

MakeTechEasier blog re Facebook Containerization via Firefox Extension