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Author Topic: will they know?  (Read 1124 times)

kalos

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will they know?
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:04:34 AM »
Hello

I connect with my username and password at work's wifi and at work's lan desktop computers, after I login to my windows account

Will they know the websites I visit? Will they know my username and password?

Any way to prevent it?

Thanks

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Re: will they know?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 10:24:54 AM »
They might not get your password but they can easily monitor the DNS lookups your system makes.  If the name being looked up is something like supersleezyporn dot com that gives it away. 

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Re: will they know?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 11:12:58 AM »
There are ways around it... but in general, most workplaces frown on the things that would get around it.  Connect via https to secure communications.

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Re: will they know?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 11:20:07 AM »
I am basically worried about login to forums like here, there isn't a https connection and might they know my password?

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Re: will they know?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 11:26:12 AM »
We have HTTPS at donationcoder  :huh:

http://www.donationcoder.com/

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Re: will they know?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2014, 11:27:51 AM »
There are ways around it... but in general, most workplaces frown on the things that would get around it.  Connect via https to secure communications.

Many now have fairly strict policies about circumventing firewalls, network monitoring, or attempting to do an end run around content/website restrictions. That can include doing something to anonymize or otherwise obscure what you're up to.

Rather than worry, it's smarter to find out what the policy is. Hardly worth losing your job, or getting expelled from a school, because you wanted to do something you weren't allowed to do.

Quick rule of thumb: if you don't want anybody to know what you're doing online, at the very least don't do it at work or in school.


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Re: will they know?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2014, 12:14:56 PM »
Quick rule of thumb: if you don't want anybody to know what you're doing online, at the very least don't do it at work or in school.

This!