1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 19, 2009 9:03 AM by MrHoffman
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I am not sure whether my Mac has been hacked because I coudn't find any "spyware file" on it via Macscan, but there is someone who knows everything about my online activity.

Like on which websites I've been online, what I've googled etc. etc.

I don't know what's going on because I am way too computer ignorant in terms of spying, hacking etc. but is there any way you could track down someone's online activity without using spyware?!

If yes, then what can I do against it? How can I stop it?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (13,020 points)
    How is the local network environment configured?

    What sort of access does this "someone" have to your MacBook box, or access into the local network environment?

    Are there any monitors (sometimes called "parental filters", though there are similar monitors that target employees in some organizations) configured on the client or within the local network?

    Are there other user logins configured on your MacBook?

    It is quite trivial to monitor client network traffic in some network configurations (which is why I ask the above), and it is also easily feasible to have a login into the MacBook box and to simply look at your browser history.

    Spyware? Sure. That can be a feasible attack, too. That would not be my first target for investigation, but it can certainly arise. There are easier ways to collect this data that could potentially be in use here.

    Consider asking somebody that is knowledgeable in this area and that you trust to look at this box and at this issue for you.

    And this is the Mac OS X Server environment discussion forum, and you almost certainly are not running Mac OS X Server on the MacBook box here. (Though in keeping with this forum, it is entirely feasible to configure a Mac OS X Server box as a network monitor; to monitor your web activities.)