Fil­ter­ing net­work ac­cess by MAC ad­dress will pro­tect against hack­ers

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Al­low­ing only de­vices with MAC ad­dresses you spec­ify will de­ter only the most ca­sual of hack­ers. Any­one armed with a net­work-sniff­ing tool will be able to see de­vices con­nected to your net­work and their MAC ad­dresses. From there it’s a very easy job to ‘spoof’ an al­lowed MAC ad­dress and gain en­try to the net­work.

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