Hotel & firewall?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by R3fr3sh, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2013
    I'm on temporary duty and I'm going to be in a hotel for a few months. I'm on the hotel's free internet and I noticed I can see other people's macbooks on FINDER under Shared. Just a bit worried, should i buy a firewall?

    And whats up with the Finder "shared" why can i see other peoples MacBooks?
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The fact that you can see other devices on the same network doesn't mean you can access them or they can access your Mac. Make sure you don't have File Sharing enabled. System Preferences > Sharing

    Your Mac has a built-in firewall. Go to System Preferences > Security > Firewall and make sure it is enabled.

    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
  3. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Also, you may need an account and password to access those computers and the same for you.

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