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Can someone install a virus on my computer by these two ways?

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#1 insideMatrix


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:34 AM

If someone were to have physical access to my computer, but I was not logged in, could they install a virus? and two could someone install a virus or manipulate my computer if they had my wifi password?

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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:39 PM

1) Yes, that's rather simple, unless you use full disk encryption, but in theory then it's also possible

2) Yes, but they would also need access to your Wifi (not just have the password)

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