Public Wireless Security

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

  1. Costa Del Sol macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011

    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

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    potentially, yes.

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

    Jun 21, 2010
    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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