Often with older machines, the built-in WiFi adapters have failed. These in turn drive a demand to procure USB WiFi adapters since ethernet connectivity is not a choice.
Since the devices will be plugged into a USB port, what are the security considerations when using USB WiFi adapters?
For example, does it make them more susceptible to physical attacks wherein they may be stolen and used to connect to the WiFi network? If yes, how can these attacks be protected against? Note, the devices that the USB WiFi adapters will be plugged into are not stationary. The users often work remotely or off-site.
The devices will be used for both Microsoft Windows and Linux desktops.