Help I think am being hacked

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  1. joyous jorge, Jun 15, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 17, 2011

    joyous jorge macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2006
    Hello I think I am being hacked at my job I connect my mac to the internet wirelessly. i am running mac os 10.5.8. I see in the finder side panel under the word shared various names of computers of people who work at my job. I have included a picture so you can see what i am talking about:


    Am I being hacked? Are these other computers accessing my computer?
  2. ann713, Jun 15, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011

    ann713 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
    They are the computers on your network. Could be your roommate, mom, brother, etc. If you're at Starbucks or a coffee shop for example, its the people around you using the wi-fi.

    edit: Oops, didn't read thoroughly. Those are the users at your work place.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    No, you are not being hacked. If you want those to go away, you can turn off all sharing in the system prefs, which should get rid of those. Otherwise, they will just sit there and do you no harm.
  4. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    YES!!!! DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111one
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I think the place you turn them off is Finder -> Preferences, not Apple -> System Preferences.
  6. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    In Snow Leopard.

    Finder preferences allows you to show or hide sharing icons in the finder sidebar.

    Sharing can be turned on or off in System Preferences.

    If the firewall is enabled to block all incoming connections it will (should) block all attempts to access your computer.
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Steve jobs is a hippie. Apple is a communist company. Those are people Apple allows to share your computer. You bought the computer, but Apple understands you don't use it all the time. When you're not using it those people are allowed to do whatever they want with it.
  8. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Wow, and I thought the eclipse of the moon was just a visual thing............
  9. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    .... and haven't discovered irony yet either :D
  10. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    Who's irony? ;)
  11. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Touche :eek:

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