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I was wondering if I *borrow* someones free internet, which I do when I'm at work sometimes. Is there a way to kill seeing the shared computers? I'm pretty sure all my file sharing options are off but I want to be safe. If there is somehow a way for someone to get thru, will I be aware of it?
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a program called little snitch will warn you if something is trying to communicate out

as for incomming traffic, turn on the macs firewall.¬

 System Preferences > Sharing (firewall tab) also in advanced check the stealth mode option

While you are there check out services - make sure personal sharing and Windows sharing are off (off by default)

that's it - none can get on your mac - its a very secure system
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a program called little snitch will warn you if something is trying to communicate out

as for incomming traffic, turn on the macs firewall.

 System Preferences > Sharing (firewall tab) also in advanced check the stealth mode option

While you are there check out services - make sure personal sharing and Windows sharing are off (off by default)

that's it - none can get on your mac - its a very secure system
Thanks but I don't see the firewall tab or the stealth mode option. Actually I can't find personal sharing either, I'm running Macbook Pro on Leopard, I'm probably just blind.
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sorry - I'm still on tiger

they have moved it to the security prefs

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306938
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sorry - I'm still on tiger

they have moved it to the security prefs

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306938
Yeah I found the firewall part but not the windows/personal sharing tho. Pretty sure they mismashed it together somewhere. Anyway, thx for ur help, you have made me less paranoid.
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