Full Bleed wrote:
In fact, it could be argued that this offers people more security. I mean, in the last year about 4 of my friends have openly given me their wifi keys when I've gone over to their homes. It's generally a time consuming endeavor (depending on the complexity of their keys). I won't exploit that, but I can't say the same for every other guest that they may have graciously given the key to. The truth is that if they used this feature they could pick and choose who to give access to without providing the actual keys. Kind of like a software version of "guest keys" that some routers have built in.
Ha. No extra security in fact much less.
You can share your wifi key, which gives everyone in your outlook contacts and/or facebook friends and/or skype running windows 10 access your wifi (you can choose to share with all or none of skype/outlook/facebook contacts not selective contacts).
Or you can say screw that and do what you used to do and give your wifi password to your friends to log on... oh and then hope they don't share wifi keys with all their contacts on outlook, skype, or facebook... Oops
It doesn't matter that they don't know your password, they can get on your wifi.
Its pure security fail. Zero thought security wise put into this.
Oh and if thats not bad enough, when windows 10 first came out it was ON by default and sharing those keys to any outlook/skype/facebook without even telling you it was doing so...
Its no coincidence once it was discovered and security firms pointed out how big a whole it is they patched it to be off by default.
Also no coincidence that because security firms are pointing out its still a huge hole that will be removed completely in an upcoming patch.
The mind boggles trying to figure how they thought this was a good idea.