Network Security

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skyton, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. skyton macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2005
    I have a couple of quick questions im hoping someone will be able to help me out with.

    Basically I use my own mac at work. Its the only mac in a room full of pcs, all on an ethernet network. I have to allow other users access to the computer in order to drop files on there.

    This wouldnt be a problem but theres a couple of people there who are probably not the most trustworthy people in the world. Basically I want to prevent people from snooping around the computer, and just make sure its really secure.

    At the moment i have created two user accounts, Giving people access to a restricted account when they need to drop things on the comp.

    What other steps do you think i should take to make sure the security is tight?

    I do things like check ebay and my email at lunch and want to make sure I dont leave any way to access passwords, or even my personal profile on the computer for that matter.

    Thanks for the help!

  2. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    I wish there were a way to make a guest connection (only public folders visible), but you've made a perfectly secure drop box. Just make sure you have a secure password on your account, and have remote login, ARD and FTP turned off in the sharing PP. Ideally you would have everything execpt for Windows networking turned off, and would be in stealth mode. If your paranoid turn on your apple firewall.

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