I think someone hacked my mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tonsoffun, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. tonsoffun
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    macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    Hey everyone. I'm pretty savvy with computers, but I think someone tried to hack into my mac. I left my computer and when I came back there were a bunch of search this mac folders open with no items in them. I looked at the logs, but I have no idea how to decipher them. Can someone help me?
  2. LimeiBook86
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    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    You probably were not hacked. Somebody may have opened a bunch of windows and tried to search for a few items.

    Just to be safe go under System Preferences > Sharing, and make sure Screen Sharing is either turned off or requires a password. Are you at home on a local network or on a school network? Did anyone else have physical access to your computer?

    Best of luck :)
  3. jdavtz
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    Aug 22, 2005
    Was there anything that could have been resting on the keyboard to press cmd+F?
  4. Badger^2
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    Oct 29, 2009
    HIGHLY doubtful.

    who has/had PHYSICAL access to your mac since you left it?

    Ask them.

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