Hacked? A LogMeIn question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Whpprsnppr, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Whpprsnppr macrumors newbie

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    Hey, all! I was curious... I am in a hotel and tried to use their wifi (to find another hotel, incidentally). I know not to buy anything, do banking, etc., on such a public system. When I had no luck signing on, I called the front desk and was connected to their provider company. They asked for my Hardware Address (in my Network Utility), saying they needed to 'find' me. I gave it to them. They told me a bunch of hooey about how safe their network was, but i'm pretty sure no open network is safe.
    Anyway, no luck after an hour of trying to connect, so I gave up and tried playing an offline game. There was no sound (!), which was a mystery for another half hour. I finally found that the Sound (in System Preferences) had suddenly been hijacked by LogMeInSoundDriver, and so I clicked on the Internal Speakers option and got my sound back.
    I did have LogMeIn software loaded long ago, but I did not knowingly access or use it in the last two years. Why did it just happen tonight, all of a sudden? Was someone trying to hack me? Did they try to log in/see what I was doing/access my files? Can they do so?
    I am a bit worried, and I'd appreciate any input or advice.
    Thanks!
    Jen
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    They would not have been able to login to your machine without your explicitly allowing it by clicking an approval. It sounds like just a coincidence. Maybe you selected the logmein profile while you were messing with settings trying to get connected.
     

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