Without the profanity, we discussed Microsoft’s new Wi-fi Sense “feature” in chapter 7 (“Don’t Be Careless with Your Phone”) of 10 Don’ts. We called it a “potentially enormous security risk,” and Gizmodo would seem to agree:
“Look, Microsoft. Just because I am Facebook friends with someone, doesn’t mean I want to share my wifi passwords with them.
I’m not really complaining about the existence of the feature in the first place — I can see how it could be helpful, if you’re a non-data-plan-having tween hopping between various wifi-enabled basements. It’s the fact that Wi-Fi Sense is enabled by default, and most people will never know that it’s there.”