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    Oct 17, 2007
    An odd question regarding Internet Security
    I was speaking with some guys in class today about Internet security, and a question came to mind....sorry that it is random, but I'm a curious person

    Would it be possible for a person to hack into my computer (iMacG5 just so you guys know) and access my internet history/personal information... I'm thinking in terms of the hacker sitting at their desktop....If this is possible, how can I prevent it?

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    Oct 27, 2005
    Safari has Private Browsing which you can enable if you don't want anything logged, such as where you've been etc.
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    May 31, 2007
    Ontario, Canada.
    Macbook(W) 2GHz, 80GB HD, 1G RAM, Windows XP
    definitely make sure your firewall is turned on
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    Sep 24, 2007
    17" MacBook Pro 4GB
    In a Windows environment, the easy answer is "yes." One could hide a script inside a .jpg on a website ("Click here for free access to Hot Babes Now") and upon activation it would be able to connect outbound and download additional code to log keystrokes or otherwise own your machine.

    In an OS-X environment, you could still download a script, but at this point you may just be considered a 'carrier.' But any Windows user you would share that compromised .jpg with may then be infected...
    Perry M Lynch, CISSP CISA
    Mac Newbie, Security not-so-newbie

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