I opened a port number 8291 on my RB450G to access WinBox remotely, and I have "Secure Mode" box checked in Win-Box as well as the "lock symbol" in top right corner, but I have a few security related concerns:
1. Is this an acceptable way of accessing Mikrotik from outside? (just by opening a port) Any concerns?
2. Is my username/password encrypted when I connect?
3. Is WinBox traffic encrypted? Is it strong encryption, or weak?
4. This "Secure Mode" is it really secure? Or just a bit better than "plain text"?
Do I need to worry about anything? And is there a better/safer way to access Mikrotik via WinBox remotely?