Windows 10 has a new update that will intentionally break some Bluetooth devices. It is just a matter of time before it happens to users
Windows Security Update CVE-2019-2102 will intentionally break certain Bluetooth devices which includes crucial hardware like security fobs which will force them to upgrade. As per Microsoft, this update will be pushed to all Windows 10 and 8.1.
Users will have issues pairing, connecting or using certain Bluetooth devices once this security updates released June 11, 2019 gets installed. This security updates addresses a critical security vulnerability by preventing connections from Windows to unsecured Bluetooth devices. They have also noted that any device using well-known keys to do encryption to make connections may definitely be affected which includes certain security fobs.
It is not clearly defined what they mean “well-known-keys” and unfortunately they were not able to give any notice to the public that this is going to happen. With this being rolled out, headphones, headsets, keyboards, mice and even company security fobs may stop working.
The only way for you to know if you are affected is when your device stops pairing. Only way you can use it is if your manufacturer releases an update, otherwise your device would now be obsolete.
Windows 10 security is a must, however giving users time to prepare for these changes is also relevant. They need time to make appropriate changes since it will impact their productivity and may cost them too.
If this gets out of hand, it will be as bad as the Windows 10 bug that deletes personal data, bad Windows gaming performance, Windows 10 downgrading itself and broken app updates, last but not the least Chromium browsers slowing down drastically.
With this going on, the remaining Windows 7 users will definitely be hesitant on upgrading to the new Windows 10 for numerous reasons.
What are your thoughts on this update?