With all the excitement of windows 10, I have been reading through a bunch of web articles, looking at the new features but I one thing I came across which has caused a little bit of concern was around the “Wifi Sense” feature which is also on the Window’s 8.1 phone.
There is a bit of discussion around Wifi Sense enabled automatically as part of the Windows 10 OS on the usual IT forums, but what’s the problem with “WiFi Sense”?
Depending on your policy at work, these 2 may not be of concern:-
Automatically connecting you to crowdsourced open WiFi networks it knows about.
This last one makes me very nervous :-
Letting you exchange password-protected WiFi network access with your contacts to give and get Internet access without seeing each other’s WiFi network passwords.
Sounds scary … What does that mean? …
Your WiFi password will be shared with your contacts including Outlook.com, Skype and there is an opt in for Facebook!
The password is encrypted so contact will not see the password, but if you have a user who is connected to the corporate Wifi network, potentially contacts will be able to jump on your work network.
So where and how are all these passwords stored? …. “in an encrypted file on a Microsoft server” sounds sturdy right.
So what are you plans with Windows 10 and Windows Phone 8.1 using “WiFi Sense”?