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Can my laptop be infected through my Nexus 7 tablet


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#1 GoshenBleeping

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:01 PM

Both the laptop and the tablet are only used on the same Frontier router -- by wire for the laptop and WiFi for the tablet.  The Windows firewall on the laptop is always on.  The laptop and the tablet have never been connected by USB.

 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

Short answer to that is YES. If I explain 'HOW' it's infringed forum rules I think?
 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:03 AM

Short answer to that is YES. If I explain 'HOW' it's infringed forum rules I think?

Actually, if you check, you may find that there can be no transfer of infection, unless programs or other "direct access" has been made between the 2 systems,

I operate several computers via the same Modem / Router, one is direct wired and one wifi and have never had an infection spread between 2 units.

 

Each computer has its own Antivirus and Firewall to stop the spread of infections (Win7 Firewall is a In and Out Firewall), and the Antivirus and Antimalware programs prevent the intrusion of new infections -

 

Please, correct me if I am wrong, but no infection has spread over these individual computers -

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:40 PM

Short answer to that is YES. If I explain 'HOW' it's infringed forum rules I think?

Actually, if you check, you may find that there can be no transfer of infection, unless programs or other "direct access" has been made between the 2 systems,
I operate several computers via the same Modem / Router, one is direct wired and one wifi and have never had an infection spread between 2 units.
 
Each computer has its own Antivirus and Firewall to stop the spread of infections (Win7 Firewall is a In and Out Firewall), and the Antivirus and Antimalware programs prevent the intrusion of new infections -
 
Please, correct me if I am wrong, but no infection has spread over these individual computers -
 
Thank You -

I'm sure a proof-of-concept would enlighten you, but I think the forum moderators would band me.

If home routers can be compromised by client-side attack using entirely of HTML and JavaScript code running in a web browser.

Popular home routers contain critical security vulnerabilities. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/041813-popular-home-routers-contain-critical-268847.html

Exploiting SOHO Routers. http://securityevaluators.com//content/case-studies/routers/soho_router_hacks.jsp
We considered client-side attacks to be in scope, so long as they consist entirely of HTML and JavaScript code running in a web browser.

Forty percent missed by leading programs. Antivirus software fails to spot new malware, Palo Alto finds. http://news.techworld.com/security/3437242/antivirus-software-fails-spot-new-malware-palo-alto-finds/
 

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

I'm sure a proof-of-concept would enlighten you, but I think the forum moderators would band me.
 

 

Most people asking such questions here are not asking about PoC. They want to know about malware in the wild that could do this for their particular case.


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