[Dshield] Wireless networks and corporate Lans

Don Peasley dPeasley at epix.net
Sat Feb 28 03:40:10 GMT 2004


I have not yet used wireless myself, but am curious about the following 
situation:

A laptop is connected to a corporate LAN via ethernet or a docking 
station.  The laptop also has a wireless card installed.  A public 
wireless access point is within range.  Will the laptop connect both 
interfaces?  What will be the default route?  Chances are the laptop 
will be running Win2K.

What are the vulnerabilities?  Can the laptop be attacked from the 
wireless port and therefore access data on the corporate LAN?

Or am I being too paranoid?

Thanks in advance for any response,
Don








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