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It does indeed slightly facilitate a remote attack on your machine, since an attacker would be able to send you packets from your local network, rather than having to rely on NAT traversal from the router you use to connect to the Internet. You would still need to have network-facing services running on your machine, such as SMB/CIFS, Telnet, other protocols ...


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In short, yes. I'm convinced the next wave of home PC compromises will stem from devices that we don't give a second thought about, such as TV's, BluRay players, Streaming Music Devices, etc that are connected to the internet through our home routers. But, before I get sidetracked..... The reasons it may be easier for your machine to be compromised by ...


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It would help if you'd be more specific (information type, hardware, connectivity of hardware, OS), though I use this occasionally when sending sensitive files from phone to PC or vice versa: Encrypt file on source (I use Symmetric Key Encryption). Setup FTP server on source. Open file explorer software on your PC (Graphically, "Explorer.exe" on Windows or ...


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Depending on your available resources you could look into encrypted short burst radio transmissions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burst_transmission That would definitely be the most secure one-way method. With smaller means, just use regular internet connection and encrypt your file sharing. If the question were more specific, I could provide a more ...



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