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OS 10.5 - Hacked?


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I am slightly concerned that someone is trying, or already has, gained access to my computer. I phoned up my ISP who told me basically that my modem is very secure and no one can get access to my computer, however, i would like to perform some kind of check as getting a reply which is basically "nah your sweet your computer is UNHACKABLE!!!" kinda silly.

I have been getting vague threats from someone whom I only know through the internet, and I have seen some strange behavior from my computer recently. I know im probably just being paranoid but what can I do? This person has now been blocked and deleted and I just wish to make sure.

I am not new with computers, however my knowledge on firewalls, hardware security, hacking etc etc is extremely limited. Can I check my firewall logs? Any other suggestions?

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it would be the first instance I have heard of it 'in the wild'.

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Excuse me? Sorry. Do you mean youve never heard anything like this before and therefore doubt anything bad is happening?
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As far as I am aware OS X has never been successfully hacked in the field.

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thats a little comforting.. however.. what do you make of this story?

Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes: News - Security - ZDNet Australia
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you could always google OS X Firewall logs, if you want to see.
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this site (i googled what i put above and look at it for you quickly) says how to look at your MAC Firewall logs. I am unsure if you are talking about your modem firewall logs or your Mac Firewall logs, so i have given you that one.

I imagine that if you log into your router/modem you will be able to find out how to get the logs from there depending on the company who makes it.
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thats a little comforting.. however.. what do you make of this story?

Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes: News - Security - ZDNet Australia
Always interesting, but also 2 years old.. so not 10.5 anyway. There are always vulnerabilities, but what the lack of public knowledge of them being hacked really means is that the script kiddies aren't going to be using any existing exploits. This will reduce your chances of breach dramatically.

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thats a little comforting.. however.. what do you make of this story?

Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes: News - Security - ZDNet Australia

Be sure you read the comments after that so called Hack OSX article. You will find that they opened SSH and other things to let the hacker in. This was found out right after it was published.
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As far as I am aware OS X has never been successfully hacked in the field.
Well, that solves that problem.
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