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Hi bit of a weird one.

I keep finding a history of hard core porn on my desk top which only uses firefox. The first time i discovered it we checked my wifes phone which runs safari and there was a history of it which seemed to correlate but I then today I wanted to pick up on some work from yesterday and this morning there were several sites in the history. My kids are 10 and 8 and I was worried they had got into something by accident and with lockdown theyve had much more internet usage. My internet is password protected, it feeds a desktop, tv laptop and iphones. Todays hits were only on desktop which only uses firefox and no one could have used it.Any ideas as to what might be going on, unfortunately the history doesn't give a time which would help narrow it down.

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hello, it's not possible to say what's going on from the outset - you can however show the timestamps of the last visit to a site. press ctrl+shift+h to open the history section of the library. in the "views" menu on top, under "show columns" you can then enable the "most recent visit" option.


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On Mac this would be "Command + Shift + H" to open the History Manager (Library; History -> Show All History).

You can also check the connection settings in Firefox and do a malware scan is case you have malware.


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IMO, you might be want to have separate "guest" user accounts in Mac OSX.

That way each "guest" will have their own account on that computer. Each "guest" will have their own Firefox Profile. locking them out from all other accounts; like a separate Firefox where all user data is private, like browsing history, passwords, bookmarks, and the like. Easier to pinpoint where that 'porn' history got into that computer.

As far as switching between user accounts goes, I am not familiar with how Apple Mac OSX works, but on Windows it takes a few seconds to switch between user accounts and to login to another user account when the computer is already running. Just log out of your account and when the other person sits down they'll see the login screen that shows all the user accounts on that computer; then they select theirs and enter their password. And on Windows, it can be setup to password protect the Administrator account only with an option for each other user account; the option being setup within the Admin account.

Greatest value is protecting sensitive data like financial info and passwords from being available to others who have "no need to access".


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