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rlogan
09-02-2006, 08:18 AM
In my activity monitor I have several things with user 'root' and also one with user 'windowserve'. Is this normal? I dont rmemebr seeing these here before.
Thanks for any advice.

schweb
09-02-2006, 08:25 AM
Yes, you have nothing to worry about. It's impossible for people to hack OSX...it hasn't been done yet.

Also, unless you put in your admin password and gave them access, there's no way for them to do it.

You're fine. :)

rlogan
09-02-2006, 09:33 AM
thanks a lot for that. Ive been getting so much spam and attempted identity theft and ebay ripoff emails I was concerned someone had 'got in'.

D3v1L80Y
09-02-2006, 05:49 PM
thanks a lot for that. Ive been getting so much spam and attempted identity theft and ebay ripoff emails I was concerned someone had 'got in'.
Yes, you have nothing to worry about. It is extremely rare for anyone to ever actually get "hacked" and have someone "get in" to your computer, regardless of your platform/OS. Most people who write malware/adware, want ID info or personal data, etc. have neither the time nor the resources or even the desire to actually take control of your system and get information from it themselves. That is why they send out phisher emails and bogus weblinks like you have been getting. That way they don't have to actually "hack" your system or do any work, because if one were to actually reply to those hoaxes, they would be doing all the work and just give the information to the person who sent the email.

davetheblaze
09-02-2006, 06:21 PM
My wife used our main account to register for the student union and suprisingly the amount of spam we got was unbelievable.

Ive now taken to using disposable email accounts to point to my main one, then if one gets over spammed I just close it off. Google works well for this.