Mac Air Hacked...

philappleton

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Oct 20, 2016
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Hi, please see the attached video and let me know what you experts think?

I've been having many strange things going on this Mac Air

Please can someone check this video I have posted on youtube, thanks

 

Jazzman 76

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May 22, 2016
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Hi, please see the attached video and let me know what you experts think?

I've been having many strange things going on this Mac Air

Please can someone check this video I have posted on youtube, thanks

[doublepost=1477035615][/doublepost]I also have this issue on some of my secure settings. So like you I'm wondering what's going on?
 

dangerfish

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Works the same way on my Air. Don't know if its always been that way or not. Don't know why it's an issue because I have to login with my password to even get access to the folder like that.
What other issues are you having that makes you think your Mac is hacked?

Also,
 
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Boyd01

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I couldn't tell anything from that video. However, I am still running 10.8.5 and can change folder permissions without clicking on the lock. I assume that's because I'm an administrator.
 

Snappers

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Aug 31, 2016
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I can't duplicate this with OS X 10.11.6 using admin account. I can only make changes after clicking the padlock and entering pw. Locking the padlock prevents changes. Hmmm...

Have you tried Repairing Permissions in Disk Utility or Onyx?
 
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Boyd01

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Are we talking about a folder or about the startup disk? If I try to change permissions on the startup disk, then I have to click the lock to make a change.

Note to self: DO NOT change the startup disk to no access for everyone. I was able to do that by clicking the lock, and it broke everything (stupid me, LOL). Had to boot from a clone, change the permissions back and run disk first aid. After that it restarted from the SSD but took forever. A second restart brought everything back to normal, phew! :)