Hey so earlier today a buddy of mine who plays on my minecraft server (which I host on my computer periodically) said he was accessing my iTunes library through home sharing. As some background information, I have a minecraft server that's using port forwarding to be publicly available. When my friend plugged his iPod into his computer at his house which is on the other side of the city (i.e. no possibility of being on the same network), my library appeared under "shared" and he could play every song. He could also give me the exact number of songs in my library without and prompting and when I shut off my internet connection without telling him, he complained it wasn't working anymore, when i turned it back on it worked. When I went into my preferences and checked "require a password" and set one he no longer could. But this leaves the question of what else could he, or someone with malicious intent access on my computer? I've been on the line with apple support for about an hour, they're transferring me between departments and to people higher up. Be careful.
sorry for the scare
Turns out himachi was running in the background without me knowing (do keep an eye on that) and it was on my buds computer too
so thats probably what it is
port forwarding is still safe
and himachi can let you share your whole itunes library remotely!
so carry on as usual
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It's no problem, You just have to remember Hamachi connects your computers together, so ANYTHING you do could possibly be also accessed by him, Programs like LAN Emulators (Hamachi) And RDP(Remote Desktop Protocols) Programs are very vulnerable and exploitable,1 in 20 something servers (Estimate from my experiences, among other notes most RDP were outdated anyway) are hacked on average because of a vulnerable RDP methods.