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I've been hacked! Not sure what machine, but it happened. I know I use the MacBook most and it's the only one that has no security on it at all. The Droid phone and Kindle Fire both have McAfee, Windows 7 Thinkpad and 8.1 tablet both have Norton 360. Thinned with Win 10 is only running Windows Defender, I'd like to not have to change my password for a while.
 

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I've been hacked! Not sure what machine, but it happened. I know I use the MacBook most and it's the only one that has no security on it at all. The Droid phone and Kindle Fire both have McAfee, Windows 7 Thinkpad and 8.1 tablet both have Norton 360. Thinned with Win 10 is only running Windows Defender, I'd like to not have to change my password for a while.

Sorry to hear that…or that you think that this happened.

You didn't ask any questions…and you didn't say how you were hacked…so I can only assume you're telling us this just as a general FYI.

- Nick
 
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OOPS! Frustration has set in. I actually had a question. What internet security is recommended for Macs? I was kinda under the impression that Macs didn't need security programs until recently.
 
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Still no clarity mate.
What makes you think you have been ' hacked ' and what do you mean by ' security programs '.
If you leave all the emotions out of your post, what exactly is going on and how can we help you ?

Cheers ... McBie
 

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Your assumption that Macs don't need special security software beyond what it comes with is correct. Before you fully freak out. Perhaps you should elaborate on why you think you are hacked and what you are seeing..

A lot of times when you think you are hacked, its just your browser misbehaving with some malware. That's easy to fix and easier to maintain to avoid future issues..
 
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Nearly everyone I know including my hp eprinter received email from me this morning. I would guess that counts as b being hacked.
 

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So that means that your E-mail address was hacked, this has NOTHING to do with your local machine..

Who is your mail provider?
 
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Or it could be as simple as one of your ' contacts ' has been hacked and he has your E-mail address that is now being used by the ' hacker ' to distribute E-mail.
In cases like this, work with facts only, not emotions.

Cheers ... McBie
 
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Sounds like you are using GMail or Hotmail the most easy accessible/hacked applications available.

For security on your browser download:-

1. AdwareMedic.
2. Ghostery.
3. AdBlockPlus.

AND no antivirus!
 

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People are constantly trying to get into the e-mail providers GMail, Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo and so on to be able to spam others. If people start getting emails from you, that just means that your password was not strong enough and was compromised. So think about creating a better password and you should be fine.
 
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Thanks! I'm probably the king of weak passwords, but I don't use "password" or my dog's name.
 

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Thanks! I'm probably the king of weak passwords, but I don't use "password" or my dog's name.

Then that is setting you up for this to repeat over and over again. In this day and age and of password managers there is absolutely no excuse for weak passwords.

Look into programs like 1Password that work across multiple devices or other cross-platform applications and then you only need to worry about a single VERY strong password and the application will deal with the rest of the individual passwords..

I've been doing this for a long time and have never had any of my accounts be compromised. The passwords are just so ridiculous for me to remember and in turn that much harder to break into..
 

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