Someone keeps trying to steal my Credit Card - How to ensure computer is safe?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Yumid, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Yumid macrumors member

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    3rd Credit Card Cancelled in a few months because some doorknob keeps trying to use it at Wal-Mart in Arizona.

    How do I make sure this ******** stops happening? I'm a student ffs. Cant hackers try stealing someone's stuff thats actually going to be worth stealing lol, they aren't gonna get rich off of me.. I have a late 2013 mac on osx 10.9.5.
     
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Keeping your software up to date, for one. And being very mindful of the places your browse and the applications you run.
     
  3. Yumid thread starter macrumors member

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    Im not trying to prevent it from happening later.. Im trying to get whatevers on my computer OFF of my computer.

    New software always ***** the bed..I use Pro Tools and everything works so I leave it.. if I have to update from Mav now because of security it will be the first time I've needed to update.
     
  4. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Older operating systems lack current security features. If you suspect something is already on the computer, install and run Malwarebytes.
     
  5. Yumid thread starter macrumors member

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    Yah I gave it a run but it didnt find anything. I don't really suspect something is on my computer, I think its kind of known at this point that someone is hacking me because someone has my expired card info. So its more of a DEFIANTLY need to diagnose the problem rather than checking some stuff to see if there is one. I know there is some problem, I just dont know how to fix it.
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Probably not related in any way to your computer. Someone once tried to use my card number so the CC company sent me a new one. That one got hit before it even arrived in the mail. Hasn't happened since (7 years).
     

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