WPA3’s rollout process is expected to proceed smoothly as vendors get on board with the new protocol, and most knew WPA2’s time was up when they received word of the KRACK vulnerability under embargo.

“The standards behind WPA3 already existed for a while,” says Mathy Vanhoef, the author of the KRACK attack on WPA2. “But now devices are required to support them, otherwise they’re won’t receive the ‘WPA3-certified’ label.”

“Linux’s open source Wi-Fi client and access point already support the improved handshake,” he added. “It just isn’t used in practice.. But hopefully, that will change now.”