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    Securing Mac Against Persistent Hacker

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    I've searched the forums and couldn't find the answer I was looking for....newbie here and hope someone might have some advice!

    I have a pro hacker, bigtime Defcon guy, knows all the in and outs of security, pen testing, hacking password cracking etc. who consistently tries to access my computer. It started with a google redirect virus then a router hijack and dos attack then credit cards stolen etc. etc.

    I'm now using Airport, WPA 2 and blocking my IP through an Open VPN service. Firewall is on in Stealth mode. I regularly use Clam Xav and I am using Safari as my browser with all of the secure settings.

    Any advice on what else I can do to secure my mac? I know Macs are pretty touch to crack, but I am dealing with a persistent hacker with alot of knowledge.

    Also wondering what you think of using Open VPN? Does it actually make you LESS secure or is it a good thing?

    Any advice appreciated thanks!!

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    What exactly is a Defcon guy? I would advise calling the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    What exactly is a Defcon guy? I would advise calling the police.
    Maybe not a definition for a "Defcon Guy"...but (definition #1)...:

    Urban Dictionary: defcon 1

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Defcon= hacking convention. He's all about hacking. Managed to get through to a mac, which has great security as far as I know. I've always had macs. This has already been reported and I have re-secured my system as well as I know how. I was just wondering if there were any other suggestions. Mostly, I was wondering about the security of using an OpenVpn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    maybe not a definition for a "defcon guy"...but (definition #1)...:

    urban dictionary: Defcon 1

    - nick
    lolol

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