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    check last login time

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    check last login time
    Hi all, I'm wondering if there's any softwares which allow me to check the last login time of my imac?

    I have a new room-mate recently and we have agreed that it's strictly prohibited to use my computer without my presence. But I have a sense that my password was stolen or hacked and I wanna get some proof of that.

    Thanks in advance for any solution.

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    Open up a terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal), and type:
    Code:
    finger
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    the same room mate problem!!
    Hey ppl,

    I am suffering from a flat mate too. He has been too curious about what I have in my macbook. He got me set a password for login. After I set it I was relieved.

    However, yesterday when I came home late, the small light on the charger tip was orange, meaning that it is charging although I left it on charge when I left in the morning. I was expecting it to be fully charged.

    So, I am worrying that he somehow have used my macbook. I am wondering if there are anyways to see the all the login times/durations or failed login attemps. Are there any commands like "finger" to do this?

    BTW I have changed my password to something impossible to be found in case he has found it out. This guy is good at computers, do you think he can find the password when he has physical contact with the device??

    I will be very happy if anyone can help me and suggest me something

    Thxx

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    The best security for your computer while you're away is to lock it up. Room mates by nature are nosy so it's always a good idea to keep them honest. However, for now a strong password is probably a good deterrent.

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    Lightbulb A bit of advice
    What you really want to do in this case is open up Terminal and type
    Code:
    last
    You'll end up with something like this (here my user name is pstrange):
    Code:
    iMac:~ pstrange$ last
    pstrange  ttys000                   Tue Jun 21 08:48   still logged in
    pstrange  console                   Tue Jun 21 08:46   still logged in
    reboot    ~                         Tue Jun 21 08:45 
    shutdown  ~                         Mon Jun 20 18:11 
    pstrange  ttys000                   Mon Jun 20 14:41 - 15:01  (00:20)
    pstrange  console                   Mon Jun 20 09:27 - 18:11  (08:43)
    reboot    ~                         Mon Jun 20 09:26 
    shutdown  ~                         Fri Jun 17 18:03 
    pstrange  ttys000                   Fri Jun 17 17:26 - 18:01  (00:35)
    pstrange  console                   Fri Jun 17 09:20 - 18:02  (08:42)
    reboot    ~                         Fri Jun 17 09:19 
    shutdown  ~                         Thu Jun 16 18:11 
    pstrange  console                   Thu Jun 16 09:27 - 18:11  (08:43)
    reboot    ~                         Thu Jun 16 09:25 
    shutdown  ~                         Wed Jun 15 16:46 
    pstrange  console                   Wed Jun 15 07:54 - 16:46  (08:52)
    reboot    ~                         Wed Jun 15 07:53
    For example, that's from the iMac in the office, and sometimes when I forget to log hours for a project I'll check that to see when and how long I was there.
    Hope this helps any searchers that come through now after-the-fact.

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    Oh my gosh.
    Quote Originally Posted by passingstranger View Post
    What you really want to do in this case is open up Terminal and type
    Code:
    last
    You'll end up with something like this (here my user name is pstrange):
    Code:
    iMac:~ pstrange$ last
    pstrange  ttys000                   Tue Jun 21 08:48   still logged in
    pstrange  console                   Tue Jun 21 08:46   still logged in
    reboot    ~                         Tue Jun 21 08:45 
    shutdown  ~                         Mon Jun 20 18:11 
    pstrange  ttys000                   Mon Jun 20 14:41 - 15:01  (00:20)
    pstrange  console                   Mon Jun 20 09:27 - 18:11  (08:43)
    reboot    ~                         Mon Jun 20 09:26 
    shutdown  ~                         Fri Jun 17 18:03 
    pstrange  ttys000                   Fri Jun 17 17:26 - 18:01  (00:35)
    pstrange  console                   Fri Jun 17 09:20 - 18:02  (08:42)
    reboot    ~                         Fri Jun 17 09:19 
    shutdown  ~                         Thu Jun 16 18:11 
    pstrange  console                   Thu Jun 16 09:27 - 18:11  (08:43)
    reboot    ~                         Thu Jun 16 09:25 
    shutdown  ~                         Wed Jun 15 16:46 
    pstrange  console                   Wed Jun 15 07:54 - 16:46  (08:52)
    reboot    ~                         Wed Jun 15 07:53
    For example, that's from the iMac in the office, and sometimes when I forget to log hours for a project I'll check that to see when and how long I was there.
    Hope this helps any searchers that come through now after-the-fact.
    You have no idea how much you helped me! Thanks!!

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