Public Wireless Security

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Costa Del Sol, May 13, 2011.

  1. Costa Del Sol macrumors newbie

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    Apr 18, 2011
    #1
    Hello,

    Many times I see plenty of computers (i.e JohnSmith's Macbook Pro) when I connect to a public wireless network (as in, coffee shops) under Finder > Shared. Does that mean something crazy like people can access my files, etc.?

    Sorry if it sounds newbieish, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
    #2
    potentially, yes.

    enable your Mac's firewall when connecting to those wifi hotspots.
     
  3. Modernape macrumors regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    #3
    Also go into Sys prefs>Sharing and make sure everything is turned off. When you enable the firewall, choose advanced>enable stealth mode.
     

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