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WiFi Security Concerns

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    WiFi Security Concerns

    Recently I stumbled onto a program called SXWiFiSecuritySuite. It includes a few small programs to decrypt, generate, and remove stored wifi passwords. Now, I have used these tools before. This one shocked me a little because it was able to show me passwords I had used months ago. Considering I have reformatted & reinstalled Windows several times I am not sure how this program was able to find my old passwords.
    Last edited by ectech; 16 Dec 2013 at 02:05.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    Windows stores some settings on the cloud when you use a microsoft account, maybe that's the culprit ?
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    I agree, I wasn't aware Microsoft was storing this information. It seems like a useless service to me. Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by ectech; 16 Dec 2013 at 02:07.
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    I can not see your question.. If you are concerned, better not input card info or privacy info via non-security wifi
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    I corrected the deleted posts. It seems someone changed everything.
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