As a certified network engineer, I’ve had the WPA2 standard mostly ingrained in my noggin for the last seven years. WPA2 has been a decent barrier for network security, allowing us to enjoy encrypted communications on our devices without requiring too much horsepower to run the calculations. Compared to previous security standards like WPA and WEP, WPA2 was more resilient against attacks from hackers, protected users better against wardriving, and was generally the default solution for consumer’s needs. WPA2, however, was launched in 2004 as a draft standard. In computing terms, much less netsec, 14 years is considered an aeon, and we’re finally seeing the cracks in WPA2 security. Just in time, the Wi-Fi Alliance has finally introduced their WPA3 draft standard, and it won’t be long before we can start to secure our networks better.