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    Question about "Shared" in Finder
    Briefly:

    Just upgraded to latest version of Mountain Lion 10.8.3.

    Under the "Shared" heading in Finder............noticed that the following was listed beside a small Icon for a computer:

    hpac162d32ff7d

    Clicked on it........"Connected as Guest" is indicated [meaning this server] with a "Connect As...." option button below.

    Selecting this I am requested to enter my name and password for the server "hpac162d32ff7d".....as a Guest or Registered User......my Username is already entered.....Password blank.

    Question: Does this have something to do with iCloud or another Mountain Lion feature or..........is this some hacker computer?

    Please advise.

    Thank you.
    D/D Chicago

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    Is your wireless network secure and are there any other wireless devices active in your house
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    Thank you for responding.........

    Yes, network is secure as indicated by Airport.

    Only other device is another family member's iPad........not active at this time.

    It just occurred to me that I have a wireless HP Printer which would relate to the "hpac.......portion of the so-called "server" ID.

    D/D

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    Sounds like it is the HP printer, some printers have a tiny web server to access configuration pages
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    Problem Solved
    Thanks again ..........

    I am not a complete tech novice but if I had been in the meeting where they all agreed to identify this guest device as anything other than "Your Wireless Printer" I might have spoke up.

    Best regards,

    D/D

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