Disable the display of the WiFi password from the Security key field in Windows 10

Who I am
Catherine Le Nevez
@catherinelenevez
SOURCES CONSULTED:

support.microsoft.com

Author and references

Windows remembers the WiFi password so you don't have to enter it every time you want to connect to WiFi. However, as this makes your life easier, it is also prone to exposing your WiFi connection security key. Anyone who logs into your computer can 'steal' your WiFi password in less than a minute.

In the Network Connections window, you can access the properties of the network adapter you are using. In the Network Properties window, by clicking on "Wireless properties“You can see the Network Security Code (password) file.



How to hide the password of the wireless network

Hiding the Network Security Code file on your computer will solve this problem.

1. Just click the Search box next to the Windows icon and type “regedit".

2. Click on 'Registry Editor“In the high search result.

Registry Editor window will open.

3 inch Registry Editor window, click "archive“In the menu bar.

4. After that, you need to click on "Export“To create a backup copy of the registry on your computer.

This way, you can create a registry backup on your hard drive.

5. When the Registry Editor window opens, go to this location on the left side-

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT AppID {86F80216-5DD6-4F43-953B-35EF40A35AEE}

Now on the left side of the File Registry Editor window, the right mouse button on the key and then click on "Permissions".

6. In the Permissions window, click "Advanced“To change advanced settings.


7. Now click on "Modify”Next to 'Owner:' to change ownership of the file.


8. In the Select window groups, type "Directors“In” Enter the object names to select: eyelash.


9. Click on 'Check the names“To check if the name is correct.

10. Finally, click on "ok“To add administrators to the folder's authorized users list.

11. Returning to Advanced Security Settings window under 'Permission Entries: "click to select a parameter, then click"To remove“To remove it.

Repeat this step to remove all permission entries except "System".


12. Click on 'To apply"And then click"ok“To save the changes on your computer.

Close Registry Editor.

Now, if you want to check if they work, just follow these steps:

1. Click the Search box next to the Windows icon and type “Network connections".

2. Then click on "View network connections“In that search result.

The Network Connections window will open.

3. To view the Wi-Fi Status file. double click on him 'Wifi Adapter'.

4. In the Network Properties window, click "Wireless properties".

5. In the Wireless Network Properties window, go to the "SafetyEyelash ".

6. Hence, check box "Displays the characters".

You will not see the security key but only a few points.

From now on, no one will be able to retrieve the WiFi security key from your Windows 10 computer.

Audio Video Disable the display of the WiFi password from the Security key field in Windows 10
add a comment of Disable the display of the WiFi password from the Security key field in Windows 10
Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.