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forno
19th October 2005, 08:44 AM
Question form a friend of mine who has recently purchased an iBook, but I guess this q is applicable to any wireless enabled mac.

Are the files on your HDD open to security risks from people that are snooping around

forno
19th October 2005, 09:48 PM
bumpity bump :D

yinyang
19th October 2005, 11:51 PM
only if they are able to to join the same network and you have turned on some of the sharing options in your sys prefs, and even then i think they will need some sort of password to access your data.

oliyoung
20th October 2005, 12:12 AM
No machine is ever secure when it's connected to another..

that being said, if it's got all of it's sharing and remote connections options off, it's fairly safe.

forno
20th October 2005, 07:55 AM
Cheers guys thanks for the input :D