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Google knows every Wi-Fi password entered from an Android device

0. phoneArena 14 Sep 2013, 22:05 posted on

Here's a disturbing story; a published report says that Google keeps a log of every Wi-Fi password ever entered into an Android device. According to the story, the list is not for human consumption which still doesn't take away from the idea that your Wi-Fi password is sitting inside a file at Mountain View. Android phones since Android 2.2 have sent back to Google the Wi-Fi password as a default setting on the handset...

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posted on 14 Sep 2013, 22:11 32

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Fear mongering.

Why worry, are they going to use my bandwidth?
Bte, Your porn shop offers free Wi-Fi, secondly and you use it?
Not everything washed off.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 01:07 8

33. criticism (Posts: 46; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


This is just a sample of what Google is spying from our life! I think it even knows when I usually go to WC and sleep with ...!!!

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 03:30 8

43. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


Do you think Google needs our password to connect their servers? :)
It's just for us so we don't need to remember that
And worry more about Apple's great vulnerabilities and Windows back doors and NSA

The article is probably paid by Microsoft or US gov who are scared of open source

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 03:41 20

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This article is about google, not apple or MS. stop trying to deflect the obvious. Google is spying on you.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 07:19 4

60. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


Google is spying because I want him to save my Wi-Fi passwords so I don't need to remember that?

What is the reason Google would want the Wi-Fi passwords? Because their connection is expensive so they need ours? :-D

Can you read it? Funny logic you have, right?
Aren't you an Apple user? I bet that :)

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 08:55 3

71. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


how do you suppose a multi billion dollar company cant afford wifi ? second they must have 1 helluva antenna to steal my wifi from canada

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 09:22 5

73. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Google is an it, not a him.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 08:11 6

66. adk199 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


I don't think it's called spying when I give info to them. They have my credit card # and only God knows what not. It's my decision to give the information or not. If I wouldn't give the info to Google you could call it spying if they tried to obtain the info without my knowledge :-)

You call it spying I call it convenient :-)

Google even remembers my damned password to this site which I wouldn't be able to remember otherwise (or bother)

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 08:48 1

70. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


,@ darkkjedii if google want to spy they can we give them permision to do it. There's millions of google users around the word, do you think google has the power to spy all of them NO.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 09:13 4

72. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Says the notorious Apple fanboy darkjedi. I give them this data to store and restore for me, that's not spying. Oh yeah, all you icloud suckers are storing more than this.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 09:26 3

75. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Calm down. Google says you're entering it wrong lol.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 10:35 5

79. papss (unregistered)


Read what he was responding too.. There was a noob saying apple and M$ give to the NSA but conveniently left out google which is false. Works both ways fandroids.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 11:27 2

82. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx for enlightening him papss. Fandroids feel google can do no wrong, android "users" actually have eyesight. +1

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 14:40 5

97. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I just feel like all these "privacy invasion" stories are getting out of hand. Just journalists trying to scare readers and to milk more views, regardless of which company they're "exposing".

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 19:16

107. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed, it really is. +1

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 13:10

88. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


have you got something to hide ?

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 13:36 2

90. darkkjedii (Posts: 22019; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah my pass code, that's why it's called a pass code...duhhh lol.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 21:58

110. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Microsoft's Win8 does the same thing with an login account.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 04:45 5

50. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


"Do you think Google needs our password to connect their servers? :)"

Do you think you would have asked the same question if Apple had done it? :)

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 16:56 1

105. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Just like SIRI taking every word u speak to it sends it directly to Apple servers. I dont see anyone writing bout that nor the iph5s ID finger sensor goes to the NSA.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 07:13

59. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


1 word : paranoid

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 07:26 2

62. maysider (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 Aug 2013)


Like NSA US gov fascistic spying is a paranoia? :-D

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 08:13 1

67. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


It is. What do you think the government is going to do if it's spying on you?

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 10:36 2

80. papss (unregistered)


They do it to google too fanboy. Don't be dumb.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 14:04 1

93. volcano (Posts: 348; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


paranoid when you thought microsoft payed for this article

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 14:15

95. rf1975 (Posts: 258; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20005515-266.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150606/Google-deliberately-stole-information-executives-covered-years.html

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Court-Declares-Google-Liable-For-WiFi-Snooping-125745

Do no evil, Because we are here. So you don't need to......

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 07:25

61. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


actually, the website it comes from is redmondpie.

what company works at remond, hmmmmm? might it be one that wants google to sound bad?

/facepalm

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 13:15 3

89. tedkord (Posts: 12204; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


BS. Who didn't know this? How did people think when you sign into your Google account on a new phone or a new rom on the same phone, it magically knows password already?

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 10:21

113. pauloh (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


What about Apple and Microsoft are they saints? Credit cards companies and banks?
Have you ever bought something and without giving your address or e-mail address started to receive messages or letters about other products from the same family?
A week after my daughter was born I’ve got a box from Nestle with a sample of their formula?
Privacy is dead since the first communication device was invented.
Today our life is as public as the Metro toilet.

You must see the following video:
As I can't publish URLs , please look on Youtube for the following title:
Steven Rambam. Privacy is Dead - Get Over It

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 07:03 3

58. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Yeah I really don't think it's a big deal... Oh btw Amazon has your CCN stored on their servers!!! Everybody freak out!

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