The first major update of Windows 10 for 2021 will arrive in the spring, and probably in May, they have confirmed that the name of the version at the moment will be Windows 10 21H1, which will include the arrival of support for TLS 1.3 through the system. It is the new version of one of the most important security protocols for the web.
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The TLS protocol, or Transport Layer Security, is the cryptographic protocol that we mostly use when surfing the Internet. Basically, it is the security layer used by operating systems, applications, and browsers when we do things like sending an email, making online purchases, or submitting credit card information.
TLS 1.0/1.1 ran out of support in June 2018, after almost 20 years, and even then it was widely used despite the fact that since 2008 it has been recommended to move to version 1.2.
The most recent version of the protocol is TLS 1.3, but despite the fact that it has taken a couple of years since it was introduced as a new official standard, it was still not officially supported by Windows 10. This version is safer, faster, and more private than TLS 1.2.
With Windows 10 21H1 this will change, and eventually, TLS 1.3 will be supported by the system. This is something that should make all web connections made from Windows 10 more private, faster, and secure.
If everything continues as it is now, in May 2021 we should start receiving a new Windows 10 21H1 update. It will probably be smaller than usual and should be activated through an enabler package as with the Windows 10 October 2020 Update or Windows 10 20H2.