Spying / detecting intrusion.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by noodile, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. noodile macrumors regular

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    I might seem paranoid, but i wanna know if there's anyway to check if someone is spying on me using my own mac. I'm on my own network, and alone at home. Whoever who would be able to do this had direct access to my device.

    Also I'm thinking spying as in Mic and/or camera. Not key loggers and web history.

    Is there any way to check that?
     
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Put a sticky over your camera.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Anything that's running on your Mac cannot hide itself from the Activity Monitor. There's a lot of stuff to see there and it might take a bit of research to find out if a particular running task is a spurious one (that is, it probably won't call itself "Camera Spy").
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Backup your data and do a fresh install wiping out what's there already.
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Maybe use the shareware's Little Snitch (it's like a reverse formal for anything leaving you Mac) or Hands Off.
     
  6. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Make sure your login requires a password and locks the machine if unused for a period of time. Keeps sneaky friends that are visiting from messing with things.

    It amazes me how many people set up their machines for automatic login.
     
  7. noodile thread starter macrumors regular

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