Windows 10 continues to add new features. The last update was released last Tuesday, November 12, where we can already install the November 2019 update without much problem on our computer, because it is installed quickly as if it were a cumulative patch. However, the possibility of connecting to Wi-Fi networks with old protocols is likely to disappear.
Specifically, Microsoft has confirmed that in the future it will prevent users from connecting to Wi-Fi networks that use WEP or TKIP as encryption. Since the May 2019 update, os users receive an alert message when they try to connect to a network that uses WEP as an encryption system or TKIP as a way to create hash.
The specific message that appears says: “XXX is not safe. Your Wi-Fi network uses an old security standard. We recommend that you connect to another network.”” If you’re in your own network, all we have to do is go to router settings and change the encryption protocol to WPA or WPA2.
WEP has been hacked since nearly two decades. It was introduced in 1997 and was decrypted in 2001, where the password can be obtained within minutes through a brute force attack, the method only needs to collect one minute packet packages to get the encryption key. In the case of WPA2, in addition to the vulnerability in KRACK, it is necessary to use dictionaries, which may take years of processing, or a few hours if servers such as Amazon are used to process huge amounts of data.