Am I at risk?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gangof4, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. gangof4 macrumors member

    gangof4

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    I have a LaCie external hard drive. I want to partition it to store files as well as house my Time Machine backups. What are the chances someone can hack into the hard drive to steal the files? I have the iMac firewall set up and it's set not to accept incoming polls but I don't have any crypto programs or apps that make files invisible.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Chances are almost nil, unless you are a very big target on hacker's radars.
    Mac Virus/Malware Info by GGJstudios
    There are currently no viruses for Mac OS X in public circulation, only a handful of trojans and other malware, which have to be installed manually via entering the administrator password.
    The only anti-virus you need to protect your Mac is education and common sense.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Unless you work for the CIA or your last name is Bond, I wouldn't worry too much about it
     

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