Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Android Users: Google Has ALL Your Wi-Fi Passwords

80 posts in this topic

Posted

I could be wrong, but I think most users figured that out when they clicked 'back up your passwords'.

8 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I don't use android but I'm sure Apple is able to get the same data from their users. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

ouch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Uh yeah, if you back up your phone to them, they have your password. Not sure how this is news or a surprise to anyone, or why it should matter.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah, convenience feature. Nice to reset my device or switch devices and have the passwords on the phone. I know some of the places I visit (family, friends) have crazy strong passwords, and it's a pain in the ass to type (I know there are other methods). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Uh yeah, if you back up your phone to them, they have your password. Not sure how this is news or a surprise to anyone, or why it should matter.

I'd bet some people gloss over what their phone is actually doing and/or don't look at the settings, the "non tech I just want a phone" types.. I'm sure it'll surprise a few out there. Personally, it's in the "duh" category, kind of a given when one of the first things my phone asked is if I want to keep stuff synced remotely. For me it's kind of handy, my network's password is a tad complicated and a pain in the butt to type on a small touch keyboard. I'll worry about it when I see a Google truck parked outside my house.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Dr_Evil-google.jpg

6 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

^ wat?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah, sorta expected because it does say it will save the information on Google's servers so yeah.... :ermm:

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yes, because Google are going to trek aaaaaaallllll the way out to my house just to glom onto my network and get free internet... :rolleyes:

6 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Actually, I like this, I should use this. I hate it when I go back to a bar after resetting my phone and it forgot the wifi password.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

omg what can they do with that information!? are they going to come over to my house and use my wifi!? /s

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I suppose we should go after Microsoft for syncing passwords in Windows 8, Apple for storing passwords in the iCloud keychain, Lastpass for having a treasure chest of passwords handed to them by unsuspecting fools, Mozilla/Opera/whoever for keeping website passwords synced....

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yes, because Google are going to trek aaaaaaallllll the way out to my house just to glom onto my network and get free internet... :rolleyes:

I could see a rogue Google employee using it to break into a company/government agency/etc wireless network to steal data... but I'd have to have my til-foil hat on reeealy tight to say that with any sense of confidence. Yea, Google's done some dick moves lately, but this is just, well, duh, never mind hardly Google specific.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah, i thought this was known already? Certainly very handy when you want to switch ROMs and you don't have to put in the WIFI passwords again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

After the NSA/CIA/FBI/DHS and any other 3 letter agency has all of your info/data anyway, your wifi password going to google doesnt sounds that important :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I consider this feature convenient rather than a threat. As others have said - do you expect Google employees to come to your place and steal your pornos?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

No ######.  This is OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD news.  Where have you been?  Google specifically asks you when you setup your phone if you want to backup your data to their servers. If you dont, dont check the box.  And it isnt like Google is going to go to your house and tap into your network.

 

Crap reporting at its best.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I could see a rogue Google employee using it to break into a company/government agency/etc wireless network to steal data.

 

If a Government agency or company enables this feature, not very bright.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

If a Government agency or company enables this feature, not very bright.

It wasn't meant seriously, I thought the "tin foil" part would have been a dead giveaway. But yea, inept admins are the bigger risk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I find it funny, the point is to make people go OMG WTF WHY?! Yet everyones response is: "No ######.. it's awesome"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This article on Yahoo is so full of ###### I can smell it here....

 

It's also worth noting that like all personal data stored in Google, humans aren't looking at your Wi-Fi passwords. This tool is simply a convenient feature for Android users who don't want to keep re-entering their passwords.

 

No, humans are not looking at your personal data stored on Google. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I find it funny, the point is to make people go OMG WTF WHY?! Yet everyones response is: "No ****.. it's awesome"

 

Except a couple posts on Page one.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It wasn't meant seriously, I thought the "tin foil" part would have been a dead giveaway. But yea, inept admins are the bigger risk.

 

I know.  Just putting my thoughts in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.