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What is Wi-Fi Sense and should workers use it?

Wi-Fi Sense is a new feature in Windows 10 that allows users to share hotspots, but that means workers could potentially connect to unsecure networks.

Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 can help users connect to networks faster in more places.

Almost anyone can set up a Wi-Fi hotspot and share it with others in their Skype, Outlook Online or Facebook contacts, or through crowdsourcing-style availability. When enabled and utilized, Wi-Fi Sense can detect and use password-protected networks, without ever obtaining or typing network names or security keys.

To control Wi-Fi Sense, click Start, Settings, Network & Internet, and then select the Manage Wi-Fi settings entry below the list of Wi-Fi network names. Wi-Fi Sense controls are at the top of the "Manage Wi-Fi settings" page. Users must sign in with their Microsoft account to use Wi-Fi Sense. Once signed in, they can choose to connect to open hotspots or shared networks by setting the corresponding switch on.

It's important to remember that not all networks are secure. Many publically available hotspots are unsecure and can provide potential attackers with unwanted visibility into network traffic. If users decide to stop sharing at any point, they can switch the Wi-Fi Sense features off, or select the network being shared and click "Stop sharing."

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Will you allow workers to use Wi-Fi Sense?
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No we will not allow our users to utilize this - nor will we allow them to use their Microsoft Log Ons.
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I'm a home user so all I really need is my PC and its Ethernet connection. However, occasionally I would like to see the WiFi data from the router I'm connected to. How come I don't see "Manage WiFi Settings" as mentioned in your article? Does Windows 10 Pro not recognize it because I'm using an Ethernet cable and if so, is there a way I can request it?
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