Back to Mac security settings?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by stanw, May 26, 2014.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    In order to use Back to Mac, I need to turn on Screen and File Sharing. I want to make sure that turning these on will not compromise the security of my Macs. I did not change any of the default settings that were enabled when I turned thees on.

    1. What settings should I be concerned with looking into for security reasons?

    2. Does Screen Sharing and File Sharing need to be turned on on both Macs or only on one of them?

    3. I also just noticed that when I went to Go > Network that I am able to access all of the files on my other Mac. Is this part of Back to Mac, or is this on now because I turned on File Sharing?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. impaler macrumors 6502

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    FL
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    Turn on your firewall and enable stealth mode. Also, when not on a home, trusted network, I check "Block All Incoming Conenctions" to ensure I'm not broadcasting screen and file sharing, and turn them off as well.
     
  3. mmomega macrumors demi-god

    mmomega

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    DFW, TX
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    You only have to enable Screen Sharing to use BTMM to remote in.

    File Sharing only if you want to see a list of shared files on the remote computer from within your Finder window.

    Even when just screen sharing a remote Mac, you can drag and drop files across them.
     

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