Impressed: it has been years since I've been hacked this well :(
-= JB =-
sundown at nwrain.net
Fri Jun 15 07:45:32 EDT 2007
On Jun 15, 2007, at 4:13 AM, Peter Alcibiades wrote:
> David, do you have wifi? Its surely the only plausible way of
> getting root
> access through a firewall to OSX in the absence of physical access?
Well I hate to increase his paranoia but physical access is possible
if he never left and never had anyone over. Burglars no how to access
your home while you are there. It is done all the time. You have to
all doors and windows in ways that no one can go through them & then
lock them back the same way on the way out. A chain lock on a door is
not enough. They can easily pick locks and then with a wire undo the
chain with the small amount the door opens. This can be done while
you sleep. They just watch you for awhile and learn you sleeping habit.
When they get in they can use some gas to keep you asleep. While it
all may sound too evil for some you might want to consider how many
women have been slipped a date rape drug. Take precautions even
if you find it was a minor mistake you made on your computer.
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you.
For a few dollars you can lock your doors so nobody can get in without
you knowing it. It is a metal bracket that has a metal rod with a hook
bent into it. This screws on the wall or jam and then there is a piece
that screw onto the door that allows you to put the hook in. Nobody
can go through the door and lock it again on the way out. Then you
have to figure out ways to secure the windows. If nothing else it will
give you piece of mind. Thieves are getting worse do to crack and
other drugs. Here in Seattle the are stealing wire and selling it to
get a few dollars. They have stolen phone lines putting out huge
areas of phone service. The have taken wire out of conduit that
is running between street lights on construction jobs. And they
even stole the wire at a park. When the lights were off where the
kids play baseball at night they took it out of the conduit between
the lights and power source. They are stealing bronze statues
and all kinds of things.
At my home I have a security system but I didn't have any
monitoring service. One day I woke up and the power had
been off. I know for sure because the clocks were blinking.
I called the power company and they told me the power was
not off in my area. There were no surges or outages. I found
my back door had been pried open. They pulled my meter
thus disabling all of my alarms. That is when I went to the
cheap door things I mentioned.
So it is time to protect yourself whether you were hacked or not.
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