Solved Is a Computer safer with, or without Wifi?

Dell / Latitude 6410
September 30, 2018 at 09:09:47
Specs: Windows7 Professional, Intel Core-4GB
I don't have anything connected to it except the PC. But does even the best, most recommended Wifi make the PC more secure than using it with just an Ethernet cable?

Think I should have asked this in Security and Virus.
(And thank you all for replies to my last problem).

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September 30, 2018 at 17:15:21
It's not impossible to hack a router via wifi although I doubt a hacker that is that advanced would bother with "Bri from UK's" router. He (or she) would probably be working for MI5, MI6, or the CIA & have more important issues to deal with, lol. That being said, have a look at this:

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/h...
https://www.acrylicwifi.com/en/wlan...



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September 30, 2018 at 10:10:44
Ethernet being an in-house only connection... logically is more secure than an active wifi link?

"in-house" meaning that the connections via ethernet are within the house/office etc. and thus you can see who/what is connecting physically to your router and thus your network.

If wifi is enabled, then unless you take a few basic steps to secure access to it you are vulnerable to hacking etc...; and also other piggy backing on your wifi access...

If you don't use wifi then disable it (switch it off) in the router settings.

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#2
September 30, 2018 at 13:28:16
The lower security of WiFi comes about because someone could hack into it if located near your house. Having said that a secure pass phrase should look after it and there are thousands of folk using WiFi.

You don't hear about many hacks of that sort, the most common ones are due to viruses or malware rather than the Wifi.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
September 30, 2018 at 15:58:28
As mentioned, Hard Wired if anything is a little more secure than Wifi but if you choose your pass key carefully, the difference is not that great. The internet side (router through to internet) is the same for both.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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September 30, 2018 at 17:15:21
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It's not impossible to hack a router via wifi although I doubt a hacker that is that advanced would bother with "Bri from UK's" router. He (or she) would probably be working for MI5, MI6, or the CIA & have more important issues to deal with, lol. That being said, have a look at this:

https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/h...
https://www.acrylicwifi.com/en/wlan...


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