Windows 10 Shares Your WiFi Passwords With Friends By Default

Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 11:09am by Russ

Windows 10 Wifi Password Sharing

Microsoft has basically taken sharing a bit too far. Windows 10 comes defaulted with a scary and stupid feature that shares your WiFi passwords (encrypted) with your, Skype, and Facebook contacts. Not sure how this one made it from a board meeting to reality. Yikes.

“Give and get Internet access without seeing shared passwords. You’ll get connected to Wi’Fi networks your contacts share, and they’ll get connected to networks you share.”

Imagine that. A “Facebook” friend now has your house as a hot spot when they wander into range of your network. Not cool. Read on for how to disable this “feature”.

How to disable Windows 10 WiFi password sharing –

  1. Go to WiFi – Network Settings – Manage Wi-Fi settings
  2. Uncheck the boxes for sharing Wi-Fi passwords (Outlook, Skype, Facebook)


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