Have I been hacked?

iamfredrik

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"We are watching you" was spoken twice through the speakers on my MBP while working. Have I been hacked or have I caught some malware? Anyone experienced anything like this before?
 

cdcastillo

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I just realised I was way too brief on my post, so let me elaborate:

If a coworker/friend/roommate has your password they are definitely pranking you:

1. Check the number 9 and 10 on this site.
2. Another example of your mac saying things "out of the blue".
3. Tip number 4 "But the most enjoyable use for say is rather more sinister: if you have ssh access to a friend or coworker’s Mac, you can silently log into their machine and haunt them through the command line. Give ‘em a Siri-ous surprise."

So, it is more likely a prank being played on you. Change your user's password and NEVER, EVER give anyone your password.
 
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iamfredrik

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I just realised I was way too brief on my post, so let me elaborate:

If a coworker/friend/roommate has your password they are definitely pranking you:

1. Check the number 9 and 10 on this site.
2. Another example of your mac saying things "out of the blue".
3. Tip number 4 "But the most enjoyable use for say is rather more sinister: if you have ssh access to a friend or coworker’s Mac, you can silently log into their machine and haunt them through the command line. Give ‘em a Siri-ous surprise."

So, it is more likely a prank being played on you. Change your user's password and NEVER, EVER give anyone your password.
I have never given out my password and I work alone from home so nobody I know is playing a prank on me. Safari had a webpage open so could it have been just a sound file played on that site?
 

Queen6

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I have never given out my password and I work alone from home so nobody I know is playing a prank on me. Safari had a webpage open so could it have been just a sound file played on that site?
Truthfully It was more likely a random audio snippet off a web page, especially if you are not blocking Add`s, taken out of context has spooked you.


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iamfredrik

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I have ClamXav v2.6.4 which I got a while back from the Mac App Store, but it doesn't seem to be available there anymore. Is that version sufficient or do I need to buy the latest version from their website?
 

Queen6

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For those of you who don't need or want an "active" solution, try Bitdefender Antivirus Scanner from the App store; it`s free, nonintrusive, and runs only when you want it to. The scanner does not offer much in the line of protection being very much an on demand tool, equally for the majority of OS X users, most just want to validate that the drive is free of malicious code be it related to OS X or Windows. Where Bitdefender`s Scanner excels is detection & simplicity having no daemons or start up agents etc.

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