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Eak456

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2013
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the problem i have is that someone is getting information about the time i go online (and the time i disconnect), probably the application sends notifications to a mobile phone.
i gave permissions to this application cause i added a security exception for it (thru the browser).
Now i want to know what is the application doing it and how i can disactivate it.
 

benwiggy

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Jun 15, 2012
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the problem i have is that someone is getting information about the time i go online (and the time i disconnect), probably the application sends notifications to a mobile phone.
i gave permissions to this application cause i added a security exception for it (thru the browser).
Now i want to know what is the application doing it and how i can disactivate it.
You need to provide a lot more information. What Mac model, what OS version?
How do you know that someone is getting information? Who is getting the information?
What application did you give permission to? How did you do this, exactly?

It doesn't sound like you been hacked: you've installed some app that is possibly malicious. Sounds like you've allowed incoming connections for it through the FireWall. Check the FireWall settings in System Preferences.

If you don't know how to remove the app, then you need to reinstall OS X and change your passwords.
 

Eak456

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2013
6
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I have a macbook 10.7.4 Lion

I accepted the malicious link because i was asked to do so (at work)
although i got suspicious.

Firewall is off.

I have no idea what is the application doing it.
I watched the active processes when i connect/disconnect but it's impossible for me to know what's the application sending notifications.
 

1934hotrod

macrumors regular
Jan 27, 2013
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Woodstock
Is it your property, or the companies? If it is the companies, it is very simple they are watching what you are doing with their property. As they should BTW.

Cheers,
Greg
 

Eak456

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2013
6
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It is MINE :)

not the company's
and NO they shouldn't control me in such a way (cause my contract doesn't define any restriction on the time I should come into the office).
I know the colleague who is getting notified
 

BeeJee

macrumors 6502
Nov 27, 2011
369
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Long Island/North Jersey
It is MINE :)

not the company's
and NO they shouldn't control me in such a way (cause my contract doesn't define any restriction on the time I should come into the office).
I know the colleague who is getting notified

More information........ What program, why was it downloaded, why is your firewall off, why haven't you asked the colleague about them receiving your information?
 

Eak456

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2013
6
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I want to find out what is the program!

at the time, I just clicked on a link that they asked me,
I got suspicious but didn't say anything (pointless at that time, say what?)

The application has my permission because the browser asked me for a security exception.

Should I turn the firewall on?
 

dinggus

macrumors 65816
Jan 17, 2012
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You were asked to accept a malicious link and you did...

You have a firewall, but you turned it off...

Go to the firewall settings and you can deny the service.
 

Eak456

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2013
6
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I turned the firewall on,
and i indicate Web sharing as the only application allowed to receive incoming connections.

Is this enough?

"Automatically allow signed software to receive incoming connections" is unchecked

Is it possible to know what is the malicious signed software that gives notifications everytime i go online/offline?
 

dinggus

macrumors 65816
Jan 17, 2012
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I turned the firewall on,
and i indicate Web sharing as the only application allowed to receive incoming connections.

Is this enough?

"Automatically allow signed software to receive incoming connections" is unchecked

Is it possible to know what is the malicious signed software that gives notifications everytime i go online/offline?

What is the name of this application? Because when you go into the Firewall Options, find it, then click the remove icon "-".
 

Eak456

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 25, 2013
6
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using the little snitch i show a msg about
java bootstrap twitter.com

I do not remember the msg very well, i cannot reproduce it.
No twitter class is being used by an application as far as i know.
 

minifridge1138

macrumors 65816
Jun 26, 2010
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OP, you're not giving us much to go on.

Do you still have the link that you clicked on?
Was it to an external site or was it to an internal application?

It is possible that your employer has rules regarding computers that are on their network. If it is their network, then they DO have the right to demand that all computers on it have X software installed.

There are several ways to see what processes are running on your computer. You are just looking for one that doesn't belong. What is the name of the application that you see?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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the problem i have is that someone is getting information about the time i go online (and the time i disconnect), probably the application sends notifications to a mobile phone.
i gave permissions to this application cause i added a security exception for it (thru the browser).
Now i want to know what is the application doing it and how i can disactivate it.
Even though you didn't give enough useful information for anyone to help, I can tell you with 99.999% accuracy that your Mac was not hacked. Just because you don't understand what your Mac is doing doesn't mean it was hacked.
 
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