So I need to port forward in order to run a game server for me and my friends. However, my mother is the only one with access to the router and she believes im somehow going to hack the router by port forwarding. Can you even do anything that will give you access to the router by port forwarding?
Port Fowarding essentialy opens a hole in your firewall, we do it all the time with our camera installs and have never had issues until recently when comcast introduced it better security, now it automatically shuts all of the port fowarding rules created.
If she has just a small network at home then it should not be a big deal, especially if its just for a game.