Monday, July 27, 2015
Windows 10: Wi-Fi Sense makes no security sense at all
Would you share your Wi-Fi password with your Facebook friends, or your Skype and Outlook.com contacts for that matter? Microsoft thinks you should, and so makes this a default setting of Windows 10. Welcome to the very weird and insecure world of Wi-Fi Sense. There is no official press launch for Windows 10, but there is an invite only 'fan celebration' the night that the new operating system goes public. I will be there, despite my fan status being debatable, but I will not be raising a glass to one aspect of Windows 10 that makes no sense whatsoever to me: Wi-Fi Sense. By rights this should be renamed by Microsoft to Wi-Fi No Sense At All because it really is one of the silliest things to emerge from Seattle since Windows Me.