After public backlash, Windows 10 will finally stop sharing Wi-Fi passwords

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Miffed that Microsoft's Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 was sharing passwords. You may be happy to know that Microsoft listened to complaints and is doing away with it.

    Microsoft's Statement,

    "We have removed the Wi-Fi Sense feature that allows you to share Wi-Fi networks with your contacts and to be automatically connected to networks shared by your contacts. The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment. Wi-Fi Sense, if enabled, will continue to get you connected to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knows about through crowdsourcing."
     
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    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    Good on them! That was not a bad idea just poorly thought out.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Did they listen to complaints or just see it was not being used? Seems to be some spin on that if I'm going purely by the quote in the above post. No public backlash mentioned. It wasn't difficult to turn off.
     
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    I turn it off on every system, even the desktops that don't even have WiFi. Been doing it out of habit. You may be right, they see everyone turns it off, at least those that know to look.
     

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