When working from home, can they see me

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  1. none54

    none54 OT Supporter

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    surf the web and OT? Am connected to work computer and can toggle/minimize out of remote desk top connection and open a webpage and surf the web and OT. Can they monitor that?:noes:

    *working on own home personal computer not a work issued one.
    thanks
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    bigballofyarn OT Supporter

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    I'd say yes.
     
  4. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Depends on how you connect, no?

    If he isn't tunneling or VPN'ing in, can they still see him?
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yeah, it really depends. Generally speaking they can, but if you only have one subnet at work, then you don't need to use their gateway - you can use your own. But by default, it goes through them.
     
  6. none54

    none54 OT Supporter

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    thanks for all the replies, i'm actually using vpn
     
  7. cmsurfer

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    If you are using the built-in Windows VPN app, I believe the default setting is use the remote default gateway like said above...

    You can change that setting in the config, but it may be needed for certain tasks... For example, when I work at home I need to use my works gateway to send email.
     
  8. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Agreed with above.
     
  9. none54

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    thank again all, guess i'm gonna have to stop surfing or work on the desktop and surf on the laptop
    see ya
     
  10. trouphaz

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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (BlackBerry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

    Yeah, whenever using VPN just assume that all traffic is visible to your company. It might not be, but this assumption will always keep you safe.
     
  11. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    probably only if you're on a VPN..
     
  12. Mike99TA

    Mike99TA I don't have anything clever to put here right now

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    If you're not VPNing into your office at all they'll have no idea as long as you're not doing the surfing from the server you're remote desktopped to.

    Check your default gateway after you connect to work, if its the gateway on your office's network they can see everything you're doing, if its your local router on your local network they can't. Pretty much as simple as that.
     

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