Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi password with your friends’ friends

Simon Rockman reports:

A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a significant security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user’s contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them.


Wi-Fi Sense doesn’t reveal the password to your family, friends, acquaintances, and the chap at the takeaway who’s an contact, but it does allow them, if they are also running Wi-Fi Sense, to log in to your Wi-Fi. The password must be stored by Microsoft, and transferred to a device for it to work; Microsoft just tries to stop you looking at it.

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