Unwanted Sharing: New User Appears in my Finder Window

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gastrocnemius, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. gastrocnemius macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday, I noticed an unknown user appear in the "Shared" section of the Finder - see attachment.

    Nothing is checked in the Sharing section of System Preferences so how could this happen.

    This is mildly worrying, especially as I don't recognise the user.

    Any ideas ? Thanks

    Steve
     

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  2. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    You're seeing them because they're sharing. It's not you being exposed here. And that's not a user, that's another machine. I generally see several other PC's & Macs in my weekly hotel stays. It's amazing how many people just broadcast their presence.
     
  3. gastrocnemius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    This makes sense

    I suppose if I had have thought laterally rather than panicking I could have worked this out.

    Next time it happens I might be tempted to take a peek.
     

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