Posted 14 November 2005 - 02:31 PM
My father, who has gotten a new laptop, was wondering about the security risks of having a wireless modem (his words) on it. He was using it in a cafe when it notified him that it had found a wireless network, which has gotten him kinda spooked. He isn't using the wireless capabilities of the laptop; all networking is done through cables. So he asked me what the security risks were, and if it is possible to hack the machine trough it. Me, never having had anything to do with wireless networking, thought I should ask the experts before giving any recommendations.
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