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WPA3 announced. Really needed?

It seems Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3 for the end of 2018. Anybody knows exactly what is new? features, security improvements, etc... Is it because of Krack attack? I thought patching WPA2 is enough....
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Does WPA3 OWE mean the return of Evil Twins?

When WPA3 has a reasonable level of market penetration, one of its key selling points is Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE). In other words, a coffee shop can have a network without a password, ...
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Help me understand SAE for WPA3

WiFi Alliance has announced that WPA3 will include SAE protocol, which is based on the Dragonfly handshake, leaving behind the 4-way handshake used in WPA2 that was vulnerable to KRACK. From what I ...
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How does a password prevent an evil twin if the password is publicly known?

This discussion of WPA3 OWE seems to imply that WiFi at Starbucks/the airport/whatever can be secured against an evil twin attack if they use WPA3-Personal instead of OWE. But it seems like that ...
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