I wonder if installing 2 more (USB to Ethernet) NICs to my PC can be risky if I need that only my PC can access to the three networks, and no any other host in these networks... Could my PC act like a router, allowing traffic from any host to any network?

  • Yes. That is called a pivot point. Yet, it does not create vulnerabilities per se, it „just“ makes them accessible, if the system gets compromised.
    – Tobi Nary
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 19:16
  • It also depends upon other factors such as what operating system these will be installed on, if a VM hypervisor will be exposing these interfaces to guest VM's and in what mode (NAT/Bridge/etc), and if traffic will be forwarded across any of them. If your using this on a Linux system this can be controlled with IP tables and sysctl rules. Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 20:19

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yes,, that is not secure for your networks, your PC will be an entrance for other network if it got exploited, attacker can use PC as a zombie or even launch attacks to the three networks from it directly,,

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