Why does OpenWrt still include the vulnerable RC4 encryption algorithm (TKIP cipher)?

This is what I thought but I resisted to write that till the day the the collective have mercy to dumb this (since 10 years obsolete) cipher I might be even able to deliver the code for removal :joy:

While TKIP was intended to be at least relatively more secured than WEP, the standard has since been deprecated in the 2012 revision of Wi-Fi 802.11 after it was found to have glaring security loopholes that can be exploited by hackers without too much of a problem. That’s because TKIP uses the same underlying mechanism as WEP, and is hence, equally vulnerable to attacks.
https://beebom.com/tkip-vs-aes/

Another fun fact: The openwrt wiki actually mentions that WPA (defaults?) are not secure :point_down:

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https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/encryption

On the other hand most people probably will not bother to look into the wiki and trust the openwrt web ui which still states it is secure::

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...but hopefully not much longer