Somehow connected to my work computer....how?

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  1. Bucharoo1 macrumors member

    Bucharoo1

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    Was looking to share a screen to with an iMac in another room in my home.
    In Finder>Go>Connect to Server...Browse.
    An older iMac of mine which is 25 miles from here on a completely separate network appears in the browse window. I click on it, log on, click screen sharing and ...voila. I am operating the remote machine as if it were next door. No VPNs or special preparations.. Is this normal? I share 2 or 3 computers on my home network, but never attempted to share with work computer.
    Can someone explain how this occurred? I know there's a firewall, etc. at the workplace. Can anyone access it?
    YIKES!!!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Back To My Mac? Is your work computer logged into your Mobile Me account?
     
  3. Bucharoo1 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. octatonic macrumors regular

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  5. Bucharoo1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Astonishingly simple. Never thought about it, just had the settings left from when the work computer was at home. Had no idea it could use the Internet so cavalierly. So much for the IT depts firewall, eh!
     
  6. octatonic macrumors regular

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    Fwiw the other computer definitely wasn't using my mobile me login.
    No idea how it happened.
     
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