Possible secuirty problem

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by iLuvmyUBMBP84, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. iLuvmyUBMBP84 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    my new landlord let me use his wifi connection. I had to give him my MAC address on my macbookpro and my iPhone. I'm on Snowleopard and his machines are windows. I installed little snitch and i see a few windows processes going though which makes me wonder if i'm being spied on. Is there any way to make myself 100% invisible, and to see if ineed someone is looking on?!?!?!
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Preferences->Security->Firewall->Allow only essential services->Advanced->Enable Stealth Mode.

    With this setting, nobody will be able to see your Mac. Nobody can really "spy" on it anyway; all they can find is that a computer is there. Someone could send a request to your Mac "Could you download this virus onto your computer for me"? Normally the Mac would reply "I'm not talking to you and I certainly won't download this virus". In stealth mode your Mac says nothing and does nothing, so nobody knows it is even there.
     
  3. iLuvmyUBMBP84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, does any apps like Little Snitch help at all...or is the method you just explained the best way to go?
     

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