Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi passwords with friends and contacts by default

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by TheCandyManHK, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. TheCandyManHK

    TheCandyManHK MDL Addicted

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    To disable them, users should go to Wi-Fi > Network settings > Manage Wi-Fi settings, and uncheck all that apply.
     
  2. Krickler

    Krickler MDL Novice

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    We know that already...
     
  3. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    I'm not seeing that. Although sharing is turned on, none on my connections are shared.
     
  4. TheCandyManHK

    TheCandyManHK MDL Addicted

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    Odd because my gf said she could see it

    @Kricker some people may have not been a insider plus only 2 days left before windows 10 hit the world ...
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Hui ... that would i call an indeed clever feature, at least for Scammers :cool2:.
     
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  6. TheCandyManHK

    TheCandyManHK MDL Addicted

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    Thats what i thought too but anyway the NSA have a back door..? so we are all screwed anyway ...:eek:
     
  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    ..................:D:

    we're all doomed!!!!
     
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  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    MS so far was proven to be not very keen on sharing the knowlegde from which they make their money off.

    And NSA simply tries to store the net + traffic, still searching for faster tools to process that pile :cool2:.
     
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  9. bb12489

    bb12489 MDL Novice

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    Sad to see this thread here. No doubt OP saw the Gizmodo freak out article about this. Hopefully people will be smart and read into how this actually works. Non of your networks are shared by default, and you have to specify which ones do get shared, and with what service. Non of this is automatic. The WiFi Sense service is enabled by default, but non of the sharing is. Even when you connect to new networks, there is a check box right under where you enter your password that says "share this network". That check box is also not checked by default.
     
  10. drnoellyg

    drnoellyg MDL Member

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    Also, isn't this in a pop up box the first time you connect to WiFi? I thought it was explained somewhere in my system.
     
  11. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    The 1st time you connect windows gives YOU the choice to share. It's NOT on by default...