The wired environment usually has a device with a physical line to the host. The host could be a service provider, a facility manager, a friend’s house, your employer's local network, and, of course, the internet. Without knowing what is on the network or if it has already been compromised, it is not possible to predict what will happen. In addition to that, the speed available on a wired infrastructure is much faster than wireless networks, allowing for faster or more frequent attacks.
- [Instructor] Wired situations are mostly…the same as with wireless.…Some of the technology changes, but that's about it.…The wired environment is essentially the same too.…Instead of wireless access to a host,…there is a wired physical line.…The host is often something in a closet…that the building controls.…The local network and internet could be identical.…It is possible for threats to sniff…the transmissions directly from the line…or be in the middle of them altogether.…
When I say that, I mean you literally…can remove a wall drop, install a listening device,…put it back, and then just wait.…An even easier method is to put a device behind a desk,…plug it into the wall, and then leave a cable out…for guests to plug into their machines.…Yes, it is that simple!…Funny thing is, how often do people actually look…to see where the wire goes?…That would be inconvenient.…The internet is full of threats,…never ending, terrible, and ever-changing threats.…
Don't let that scare you though.…Most of the threats are going after suckers…
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- Balancing security, convenience, and mobility
- Working in wireless and wired situations
- Avoiding common threats
- Enabling firewalls
- Setting up a VPN and router