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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by svim, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. svim

    svim Extreme Android User
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  2. The_Chief

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    Many people either don't secure their routers with a password, or they leave it the default "admin" or some stupid password like "12345". Anyone who does that is not only asking to be hacked, they almost deserve it. Come on, people... at least make the hackers work to get in!
     
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  3. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    Quite. You might want to do MAC filtering so only known devices are allowed to connect (You can temporarily turn it off to allow a new device to connect, and add it's MAC address to the whitelist).
    Regarding passwords, it's the length that matters more than anything. A minimum length should be 15 characters, longer is better.
    And instead of trying to remember a long password, use a passphrase. an example might be: JackAndJillWentUpTheHill(3times)
    32 characters and easy to remember, and it includes uppercase, lower case, numerics and special characters.
    And, fir domestic use, it's best to write it in a notebook that you keep somewhere safe (Even Bruce Schneier recommends this.)
     
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  4. The_Chief

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    I like the idea of taking the line of a favorite song and using the first letter of each word.

    For example: "so ya thought ya might like to go to the show" becomes "sytymltgtts" and then put a number at the beginning and end. Capitalize every other letter for even better security.

    But don't use this example, because that's MY password

    :p:D
     
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