If my Verizon Fios router and other devices on my home network are infected with malware, could that malware infect the modem too?
I'm at least assuming it's the modem. My router has a black cable running from it to a white box in my garage that was installed by Verizon when I ordered Fios. I'm not very tech literate, but would that box be called the modem?
If so, could IT be infected by malware (that presumably got transferred to it from my router?
EDIT: I've previously asked about malware on routers, but this is specific to modems. I've tried Google searching malware on modems, but couldn't find anything. Instead, I saw malware + routers in those searches. So, that's why I'm asking this separate question.
Thanks very much!