How many of your friends and family come over and want to use your wifi? For me, It would take me a while to count all of the people who I have given access to my wifi connection. Usually I just give them the password when they come over or type it in for them without thinking twice.
Of all of the people who have used my wifi connection, they all have the details saved so they can connect later without asking for the password again. This is why I like the Wifi Sense feature in Windows 10 because it mitigates the need to share my wifi password with anyone.
But that hasn’t stopped everyone from decrying that Wifi Sense is a security issue and that your password is being shared with contacts. Everyone is wrong, this feature merely allows you to share wifi access with friends without having to give out your wifi password.
The alternative to Wifi Sense is literally giving out your wifi password (or typing it in for them), of which this wifi password using password extraction applications can be revealed. If anything, Wifi Sense actually adds a layer of security to your home wifi network.
If you have shared access with a contact whom you’re no longer on friendly terms with, just revoke their access and that’s it. They need to be within your range to get the Wifi Sense token to access your network anyway. Revoking access means you can keep using the same wifi password without needing to change it and retype into all of your devices.
While Windows 10 might have some pretty questionable privacy setting defaults and features, Wifi Sense isn’t the security risk everyone is making it out to be.