Mac hacking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by teasingbread, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. teasingbread macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    A friend of mine hacked my mac. :mad:
    He says he can see through my webcam, he knows all my passwords (facebook, system passwords), he can see my safari history even though I always clear it.
    He says he uses a program called sub7 (maybe it's a lie)
    I install kaspersky to scan my system but it found nothing on it.

    The first time he did his intrusion, we were both connected to the same network. But he can yet do it from anywhere.

    How did he get it ?
    How can I remove the kind of malware he set up ?
    How can I prevent an other intrusion ?

    Can someone help me, I am really scared. I feel like everything I do on my mac is spied ! :eek:
  2. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2009
    Des Moines, WA
    Bring up "System Preferences" located in the "Apple" menu.

    Under "Internet and Wireless" select "Sharing".

    Uncheck EVERYTHING in the "Services" list.

    Reboot your Mac.

    If that doesn't work try unplugging the computer and walking away.
  3. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Sub7 is a windows trojan, so i'm not sure he'll be using that for OS X...
  4. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2009
    Des Moines, WA
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    1. He's not your friend.
    2. Talk to your parents, and they will talk to his parents or to the police.
    3. Alternatively, feel free to beat the **** out of him or destroy all his computers.
  6. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    could it be that you friend guessed your icloud password ?
    check your for other macs in the "Find my iphone"
    Not sure if you can see registered PCs somewhere.

    (Because icloud syncing should sync passwords etc. from browser, let you go "back to my mac, though he would need a mac for that etc.)
  7. teasingbread thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    Thank you for your replies.
    lloyddean : Everything in system preferences is unchecked

    throAU : I read something about sub7 client for Osx. I am not sure

    gnasher729 : We are not kids any more. I am afraid of what he could do if I say or do something wrong. I have also personnal datas that I don't want him to know about

    dan1eln1el5en : We didn't know each other before that. And I don't use Icloud. I was next to him and he asked me to connect on facebook. Then he told me my exact facebook password. I changed it but he knows the new one. Seems like keylogger program or something ?

    Does anyone know a program that has : webcam hack, keylogger inside that can affect a mac ?
  8. Switch46 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2012
    sub7 for mac: The Macintosh Edition includes, but not limited to, the following commands:
    Get PC Info, Get Home Info, Server Options, IP Notify, Keyboard, Chat, Matrix display, Clipboard Manager, FLip screen, print manager, browser, Desktop Webcam, Windows manager, mouse manager, CD-Rom Eject, Speakers, reboot, caps lock, and numlock.
  9. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    It's time to wipe the machine and reinstall the OS. It's also time to get something like keepassx and reset the password on every account you have to something unique. Start with the email account that would be used for resets. Then bank accounts, brokerage accounts, etc. Move on to file storage and secondary emails and sites that have saved credit cards for purchases. Eventually get to social media (start earlier if your reputation on these is more important to you than money). Do these resets from another computer. Start using copy/paste from keepassx rather than typing passwords.

    Once your machine has been wiped, incrementally restore your media, other data, etc. If the malicious program is hidden in there, you want to know where. Do a little at a time and keep an eye out for reoccurrence of the breach.

    This is a pain in the ass, and you feel violated. Don't use this excuse for cutting corners. Accounts you can afford to close, close. Alert friends, family, banks, and credit agencies. Tell the police, but don't expect too much. At least reset the pin on all credit/debit cards, but canceling and getting new ones would be best. Anything you do electronically (read: everything) is under someone else's control. Accept this and respond as if this person hates you and wants to ruin your life. Assume it is a stranger that cannot be reasoned with. Protect yourself and avail yourself of any help you have access to.

    Alternately, move to a cabin off the grid in Montana and live off the land.

    Good luck,
  10. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    In other words, not a friend, but a random person you met.

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