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I have a MacBook Air running OS X 10.8.3 and the Apple Genius tells me it has the
tightest security settings, BUT, I use my Mac to do in-class presentations (PDF docs)
and, after class, the prompt in the terminal window changes from Mackintosh-4 etc.
to Justins-Ipad. Am I being hacked?
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Welcome to Mac-Forums.

Just based on the name of the machine changing (ignoring how it's happening) you are not beng hacked or anything remotely like that..

If you close the Terminal and re-open it, does the name revert back to what it should be?

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Your not being hacked. If your worried about a virus you can download clam xav. There is not a virus for OS X as of now though so it won't do much good.
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Thanks for the reassurance!

Once the odd prompt appeared restarting the Mac or restarting the terminal
window didn't make it go away. When I changed my Mac password,
then it went away. BTW, my flash (hard) drive is fully encrypted.

I have some pretty savvy students and I'm concerned that they can download
my exam questions etc.

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That does sound like one of your students -- named Justin -- worked out your old password.
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