Passwords & Security

Good article Clark and great advice. I use complex passwords on all important websites. These passwords are all unrelated to each other and very different. As a further security measure, I NEVER use my phone to log in to my bank, credit accounts or retirement accounts. I have one computer that is only used to log in to these important sites and never used for anything other not even email. This computer does not use wifi, wired only and is disconnected from the internet prior to shutting it down.

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One feature that I use on my wireless router is “MAC Address Filtering” - this is a list of ethernet addresses that can connect to my router. So even if the hacker have your SSID and router password, the hacker cannot connect if the ethernet address is not on the list.

Which it will be if they are smart enough to know how to use MAC address spoofing.

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