Google knows nearly every WiFi password in the world, according to a new report published Thursday in a prominent tech website.
Computerworld's Michael Horowitz explained in his "Defensive Computing" blog that if you, or even a friend, have logged on your WiFi network with an Android device, chances are Google has your secret password stored in their servers.
"If an Android device (phone or tablet) has ever logged on to a particular Wi-Fi network, then Google probably knows the Wi-Fi password," wrote Horowitz. "Considering how many Android devices there are, it is likely that Google can access most Wi-Fi passwords worldwide."
This 05 June 2005 file photo shows the logo of internet search engine company Google at their headquarters in Mountain View in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco. Google is among more than 260 companies vying for wireless licenses to be auctioned in January 2008, which could allow the search giant to extend its reach to the mobile Internet. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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