[NTLK] Email To Newton Talk: Mac Fitering And Encryption
gizmo1482 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 19:17:34 EDT 2011
While MAC filtering will easily keep someone from connecting to your wireless network, it doesn't encrypt your data. If somebody was to be close buy they could potentially sniff the network and see any unsecure data your sending between the router and a device. If you do need to enter personal information into a website make sure the url starts with HTTPS:// . The "S" means it's a secure connection and someone sniffing wouldn't be able to see the data.
On Jun 14, 2011, at 6:37 PM, Tony Kan wrote:
> Fortunately the risk of encountering a determined hacker is relatively
> small. I use Mac filtering and AFAIK have had no issues in the 6-7 years I
> have had Wifi.
> Tony Kan
> New Zealand
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> MAC filtering can be bypassed if you know what you are doing. It does
> keep out causual but not the determinated hacker.
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