Airport and security

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zoran, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. zoran macrumors 68040

    Jun 30, 2005
    Can someone enter my system when im using Airport to connect to the internet?
  2. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Go to System Preferences -> Sharing. If there's any check boxes enabled, then yes. Also, if iTunes or iPhoto are running and sharing is enabled, then they can access those.
  3. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008
    Short answer: Yes
    Long Answer: Yessur

    So... basically what he said
  4. Keniff macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    United Kingdom
    There's also something else worthwhile remembering.
    Most people when they get their wireless network set up at home, they lock it all up and feel secure in the knowledge that nobody is leaching their network.

    But when they're given their internet package from their provider, they're given a password, which they are told to change, but most people that aren't internet savvy don't!.

    These are usually something like "admin1234" or "user1234" or "password1234" the digits might be slightly different like "0000" and so on...

    All it takes is somebody who's a bit more internet savvy and with a bit of time on their hands, and they're in.

    I've often over heard people brag about leaching off somebody that lives close by!

    So it's highly recommended that you change the password.

    And if you're double paranoid, you can always ask a friend to bring their laptop over, and see if they can connect to your network...

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