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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

I have been hacked.


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So I'm not sure where to post this so I'll just do it here. I have been hacked and there is no doubt about it. Games of mine have been hacked into and this hacker as also tried to access my facebook account. According to facebook, this person is from South Korea. I have been on "bad" sights and I've heard that there was some sort of new security issue. Anyway, this person apparently can figure out my passwords quickly, because when I change them I still proceed to get hacked.

How can I fix this!!?!??!?!
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Anyone else got access to your computer and for strong passwords use +13 key numeric/alphabetical passwords where possible?

Such as "n0w15thet1me4me" based on 'Now is the time for me' or similar. Remember to write down the password and not rely on memory.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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^^^^^

Or get 1Password and let it remember them - and make sure you have a backup or you're still hosed getting back into accounts if your drive dies.

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Like some kind of trojan or keylogger that allows him to harvest new PW.
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So I'm not sure where to post this so I'll just do it here. I have been hacked and there is no doubt about it. Games of mine have been hacked into and this hacker as also tried to access my facebook account. According to facebook, this person is from South Korea. I have been on "bad" sights and I've heard that there was some sort of new security issue. Anyway, this person apparently can figure out my passwords quickly, because when I change them I still proceed to get hacked.

How can I fix this!!?!??!?!
You didn't mention what version OS X you are running, but the no-brainer here would be to pick up an AV scanner. ClamXav is free and should be very effective at detecting the few trojans that are known to infect OS X. Once that's handled, change your email password.

For the record, I'm quite skeptical that your computer has been compromised. If it had been, the "hacker" would more likely have successfully gotten into Facebook, not simply tried. Some time back, I had the same issue as a result of the Gawker blog network being compromised and a large list of user names, email addresses, and passwords being distributed. People were simply downloading that list and plugging in those email addresses and passwords into other popular sites to see if they had matches there. Sony's service got compromised also. I'd wager that's what really is going on here.


Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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