Mysterious iMac appearing in my network? Hacker?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dealmaker, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. dealmaker macrumors regular

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    Guys,

    So I have two iMac 27's and a MacBook Pro in the household.

    All of them are on my network (both wired and wirless via an Apple Extreme)

    Now if I open "Finder" and look under "Shared" then - all of the mac's I expect to see appear there - but also a mystery machine - something called "imac-4431be"

    I cant connect to this Mac - and I don't know how it got there?? My house is about 400ft away from the nearest residence - so I guess I could be seeing someone else's iMac - but how did they get on my WPA protected network (and if they were clever enough to do so then I'd guess they be able to keep their machine hidden!)

    I dont understand it? I don't know where this machine is?? It could be my Apple TV or iPad or something could it?? ...or one of my iMacs was a refurb - it couldn't be a residual machine still showing??

    I'm lost!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Near London, UK.
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    Most likely explanation I'd have thought. It is annoying that networks don't seem to "clean out" non active machines, my router shows old machines as well.
     

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