A visualization of the global WiFi networks regarding security and other topics.
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
WEP was developed for wireless networks and accepted as a security standard in 1999.
As the computing power grew, its security gaps became easier to exploit.
Support for WEP was officially discontinued in 2004 due to these security gaps.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
WPA succeeded WEP and replaced it for most wireless networks, even though it was still based on WEP.
The release of the protocol known as WPA2 was delayed, therefore a subset of the full release was published as WPA.
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)
WPA2 succeeded WPA and includes all the features of the new security standard IEEE 802.11.
This encryption is currently the most widely used and is generally considered secure.
Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3)
The goal of WPA3 is to improve and extend the security features of WPA2.
Both WPA2 and WPA3 will be available at the same time.
The access point has no encryption.
We calculated a score for each country. The score is based on the number of secure networks compared to the number of insufficiently protected networks.
We defined a network as secure, if the encryption is one of WPA3, WPA2 or WPA.
Classified as insufficiently protected are networks with WEP encryption or open networks.
Networks that have an unknown encryption are ignored.
Formula: score = ( ( (∑secure_networks / ∑all_networks - ∑insecure_networks / ∑all_networks) * 100 ) + 100 ) / 2.
This gives a score between 0 and 100.
|Score: 100||Score: 50||Score: 0|
|All networks are secure.||There is an equal amount of secure and insecure networks.||All networks are insecure.|
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