wireless / wifi security for wired devices on a network

Jan 25, 2020 5:59PM PST

Most tech-savvy people will say that a wireless connection is just not very secure. If someone is determined enough, they can intercept your wireless connection to cause some degree of mischief.

However, I have a different question. How much risk is there that someone who intercepted your wireless connection, might then compromise your WIRED computers on the same network?

Say you've got a wifi/ethernet router behind a modem. Someone compromises your wireless laptop internet connection using a KRACK like vulnerability in the router. Can they then try to attack your desktop computer that is connected to the router via an ethernet cable?

I'm guessing this risk is lower, assuming all your devices are set up properly. I'd think the hacker would need to somehow manipulate or gain access to the router itself, not just intercept or contaminate wireless data.

But I'd like to know what anyone else has to say on the matter.


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