In today’s world, every minute we encounter a new application and we fall for that. We love it and then share it and very soon behind the scene we never realize how much our privacy is intact. Days ago, Microsoft unveiled it’s not operation system – “Windows 10”. Within 24 hour almost 14 million users switched they OS and started using Windows 10. And in the name of user experience again Microsoft has done something, which will force you to give up on your privacy. I came to know about this when I started exploring it and more I did, more it bothered me.
let’s talk about the new Telemetry feature, by default it is enabled. Do you know what it does? It collects all sort of your activities and data and sends it to Microsoft. If you’re not using Enterprise version then you’re totally helpless, because Microsoft has not provided any ways to disable it completely until you’re an enterprise user.
If you’re and enterprise user then only you can set the value to “0” if not by default it will be “1” that means the Basic. This data helps keep Windows and apps running properly by letting Microsoft know the capabilities of your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating correctly.
We have found a way with which you can completely disable it even if you’re not an enterprise user. Run this PowerShell script and it will do the same.
Get-Service DiagTrack | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled
Get-Service dmwappushservice | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled
Updates and Security
Force Update! Seriously? Windows 10 doesn’t allow you to have any control over the updates like previous versions. You can’t exactly turn of the Updates and Real Time Protection, because if you do, it will enable it without your permission after few days.
Windows 10 allows Microsoft to store your data over Wi-Fi, including your Wi-Fi Password, your location and even have an option to share your Wi-Fi password. Literally anyone with Windows 10 visiting you shares your password with Microsoft if they have any automatic Microsoft accounts such as Skype or Outlook.
It even stores your location and with Wi-Fi Sense Microsoft secretly wants to know who your Facebook friends are. It can tap into your network of Facebook contacts, if you give the access it will share any shared networks with your Facebook friends and download the shared networks your friends are sharing with you.
In a nutshell, it is kind of a third party app which accesses your Facebook friends and sends the data to Microsoft. And to achieve this they doesn’t ask you to for access of your Skype or Outlook account as they are tied to your Microsoft account.
The Default Key logger
Microsoft stores your keystrokes and browsing history claiming it necessary to improve the service and performance.
When every part of your daily used is being recorded in some shape, you can’t help but worry about the opportunities of outright exploitation. Stay updated, we will let you know more about Windows 10 as we explore further.