Internet question . . .

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  1. ptp25

    ptp25 New Member

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    Hello,

    Just a quick question. How is internet activity by employees tracked at work? How much of what you have been surfing can they see? (Time, sites etc...) And does changing the time on your computer affect the history on when you visited the page?
     
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    depends on what they use to track usage. But a typical corporation can view a list of sites accessed, when, how long you were there, any images/links loaded, etc.

    Changing the time on your computer, deleting cookies, cache, or even reformating your desktop will NOT change that. These logs are server-side. You have no control over them.

    Many corporations are even moving towards corp-based messaging, such as Microsoft Office Communicator, where all your conversations are stored in a MS SQL database and can easily be searched.
     
  3. ptp25

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    thanks for the reply, I will keep that in mind.
     
  4. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    So what did you "accidently" look at?
     
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    1 company I worked at recorded what happened on the screen to, mouse pointer movement, the lot.
     
  7. ptp25

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    wow eh, what program does that?
     
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    SuperView can do that.
     
  9. zeke676

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    companies use proxy servers, and they do record everything you do on the internet. but their are ways around them.
     
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    proxy servers are old-school. Newer methods involve content-filtering routers and gateways. Ways around them? Sometimes. But not like you think.
     
  11. gnp

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    with proxies it is pretty easy to set up an ssh tunnel provided you have an external machine to establish the connection with. Assuming the intelligent routers/network devices don't filter ssh protocol, do you think that it would still work? idk i am not very knowledgable about the capabilities of some of the higher end network devices.
     
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    with proxy, yes ssh tunnels are very easy. However, with newer gateway/router filtering devices, they block not only ports, but actually inspect packets for content. Something on port 80 should be http, but if the packet doesn't match, the gateway/router can drop it, log it, do whatever with it. The IT admin decides.
     
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    yes, transparent proxies for caching (which behavior differently than traditional proxies) are still used. transparent proxies do not require the client browser to be configured.
     
  14. MrBrotato

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    I work in the IT department of a bank part-time. We see all but don't care at all. Everyone checks personal e-mail, surfs game-websites/forums, a guy I work with runs a website for some XBox 360 game and forum from his office lol. As long as its not harming anyone or illegal. Many companies are much stricter than we are.

    If you are worried, remotely connect to your home computer.
     
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    I don't think the issue is what they were looking it that most companies take offense to, it's the fact that they are doing it on company time.
     

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