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Windows 7: Reading saved WiFi Connection Details

04 Feb 2014   #1
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Reading saved WiFi Connection Details

I've offered to help a complete stranger with a problem in their laptop's WiFi. To test the system, I'll end up attempting to connect their laptop to my WiFi.

I'm not concerned about this; I have no reason to be suspicious of the other person, we met via a local recycling website. They live just round the corner from me, so if my system gets compromised, I can lob a brick through their window...

However, their Windows system (unknown version at this point) will cache my WiFi connection details, including my password. Do I have to worry about my password being extracted from the saved configuration details?

I'm not concerned about CIA/Government/SciFi levels of hacking, as long as extracting the password isn't something really simple (and I'm not fishing for hints on how to extract the password)


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04 Feb 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Once you have completed your testing...
...remove your network (SSID) from the stranger's laptop:
Wireless Network - Remove
Doing that will tell Windows to forget the key (password).
I don't know of a way or tool to extract the key of a forgotten network.

And/or, change the Wireless Access Point key on your network.
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