Microsoft Removes WiFi Sense from Windows 10

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Microsoft has decided to remove the WiFi Sense feature from all versions of Windows 10, including mobile devices and PCs. The feature was pulled from the most recent preview build of Windows 10 for PC...

    Microsoft Removes WiFi Sense from Windows 10
     
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  3. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    btw depending on where you live your wifi code give access to all media shared on your net...
    and wifi is like BT a massive hole in security (even more now that most fiber access point have their OS based on android...).
     
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    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

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    It's at the footnote of this announcement.
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/05/10/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-14342/
    So if true, sounds like a good move. I doubt any of us here were really using it anyway. And I guess if you were you will be grandfathered over?
     

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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    That is a step forward, Wi-Fi connection info should not be shared in such way, heck, most of us have isolated guest Wi-Fi for a reason.
    Big plus to MS, since that keeps me from the hassle to disable it with every install. :D
     
  6. nick0323

    nick0323 Maha Guru

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    Good, never really used it.
     
  7. Cave Waverider

    Cave Waverider Maha Guru

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    I think they finally figured out what a huge security risk this thing was.
     
  8. KissSh0t

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    Now if they would just remove the ability to disconnect and reconnect to wireless networks when a system is locked or not logged into Windows.... that would be another security risk removed.
     
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    joe187 Master Guru

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    Agreed, but there's a reg setting that can disable that crap, which i have been using since i upgraded to win10. Not sure if it works on previous OS.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
    "DontDisplayNetworkSelectionUI"=dword:00000001
     
  10. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    You can do it though gpedit.msc as well, I'm no longer on Windows 10 so it's not an issue xD

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon > Do not display network selection UI
     

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