Ex-boyfriend spying on my boss

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  1. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    One of my bosses at work swears up and down that her ex is spying on her computer. Supposedly the guy works for a company that is contracted out to install security and monitoring software on school computers and networks and he set up her computer. She doesn't know much. I told her I could reformat her computer and resecure it with some anti-virus and a firewall.

    My question is, how could I catch the guy in the act if he really was? I kind of doubt it, but her computer sometimes acts on its own and scrolls through stuff, exits windows/apps, and stuff like that. Also, usually when this happens, her internet/phone/cable TV goes out.

    I think it is all just a coincidence, but anyone have any ideas? How hard is it to access cable modems? I know the cable company can usually connect right in and see what is going on, I would guess it is just some standard/easy procedure. But I'm not sure.

    Bottomline is I'm just going to reformat anyway for peace of mind.
     
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    ex probably left a port open for remote access, complete with permissions, exceptions and such,... but we could only guess.

    don't know about the internet/phone/cable TV going out.

    if your boss wants to pursue legal action,... she should bring the pc 'untouch' to a security firm or the proper authorities, and let them deal with it.

    if she doesn't want to bother,... just do a clean format. don't reinstall old stuff.
    if she has a router, reset that as well.
     
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    STAY THE FUCK AWAY!

    Why are you involving yourself? It can't end well.

    If he had physical access to her PC then he could have installed software on it to make it easy to access remotely.

    Then do it, but you're making a mistake getting involved.
     
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    he might get a blow job out of it :mamoru:
     
  5. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I'm 18 and she is upwards of 45. :mamoru: Hell, her 3 kids are all of drinking age.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    As long as she isn't 300lbs with spider veins and smoker's wrinkles, I don't see the problem. Other than that, older just means more experienced.

    She could ruin you for every other woman your own age. :jb:
     
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    HYBR|D Beep Beeeeee'p

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    run ettercap on the system and see what's happening.

    http://ettercap.sourceforge.net

    but yeah format re-install and tighten that system up tighter then a nuns **** :mamoru:
     
  8. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    She is actually pretty decent. Her daughters are smoking.
     
  9. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I was looking for a program like that. I figured I should monitor the connections, but wasn't sure what to use. Thanks.
     
  10. Rumbaar

    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I'd get her to change her passwords as well, those are the easiest ways to gain access to mail, etc. Which even after a format will result in the 'ex' gaining access once again. People tend to use very easily guessed passwords, if it's someone they know.
     

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