Many of us are already upgraded to windows 10 or thinking to upgrade. Sooner or later we will be upgrading our windows operating system to the newest one, of course I am not talking about linux users or mac osx users. To be honest you will hear only good things about windows 10 and its advantages in gaming, design , simple user interface and of course the famous Cortana which allows you to control your pc with voice commands ( similar to seri on iOS ). And actually yes , this is one of the best windows operation system I ever used. But when I read the contract, I was disapointed because I find out that windows 10 is actually a big spying program! the proof is in this section “Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to: 1.comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2.protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3.operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.”
This is actually shocking specially when you know that Microsoft is not only spying on where you surf on the web but on all your personal and non personal data and content. Researching on the internet lead me to the main reason which wasn’t enough in my opinion to let microsoft spy on my personal content , the reason was ” prevent a terrorist attack”. Anyway that wasn’t the only security problem in Windows 10, but also a big and serious catastroph called WiFi-Sense; Wi-Fi Sense is essentially there to manage connectivity between Wi-Fi networks on your behalf, well as much as it possibly can. The software will automatically sign the device into unsecured, open Wi-Fi networks where possible as well as private networks any individual’s Skype, Outlook.com, or Facebook contacts have accessed. so basicaly , Wifi-Sense will make your friend , neibghour or any stranger to access your wifi without knowing your router password and not only that but he will able to find your emails, facebook, twitter … account usernames and passwords and he can easily access them. So in this article I will show you how to prevent that and how to protect yourself from wifi-sense problem and from microsoft.
To be honest, it’s not a 100% protection but at least a 80% :
Wifi-sense(100% protection method) : enter you router page ,in my case,to access that page I should type this on the navigator : 192.168.1.254.Now Go to wifi configuration section and go to SSID name and add after that name directlt this: _optout. Save And now you are 100% protected against wifi-sense.
Microsoft spying problem (80% protection method):
1-When you are installing Windows 10 do not choose express settings but choose custom settings then turn off all the options which are On by default :
2- If you already installed Windows 10 then just go to settings then click on privacy
*Now Turn off all the option on general section :
*After that go to account info section then turn off “Let apps access my name, picture, and other account info:
*Finally go to Feedback & diagnostics then change “Windows should ask for my feedback” to Never and “Diagnostic and usage data” to Basic( this is why I said it’s not 100% cause there is no “Never” or “Off” option in Diagnostic and usage data” and the minimum is Basic ).
Now you are done.Dear user if you like this article please share it. As always all comments are welcome and have a great day.
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