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goldie_2007

Browsing anonymously on work wifi?

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Would have thought this place would be blocked on a corporate web filter anyway. 

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In most workplaces, using a VPN or Tor would be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal depending on the situation.

If you are bound by an acceptable usage policy, using either of the above would very likely place you in breach of it.

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Your work machine, most probably, is wide open to the sysadmins - VPN or not. As you seem to have decided, stick to using your own devices but using your own data connection if possible.

 

Then again, some companies are...well, ignorant. You may get away with anything.

Edited by j.o.i.n.t

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Would the company just see you’ve been visiting uk420 or be able to tell your username, posts etc...? :pitchfork:

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Never trust any public Wi-fi and always use VPN zunecene.com when you do anything related to drugs on internet.

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On 22/02/2018 at 6:29 PM, B0bbyBuds said:

Would the company just see you’ve been visiting uk420 or be able to tell your username, posts etc...? :pitchfork:

 

Now don't get paranoid...

 

If they wanted to they'd see everything, it's their network. It's just http, not a private means of communication at all. At work https probably should be viewed with suspicion too - proxies are often the end of the https chain (and therefore sniff-able), not the box you're sat at. They can put their own certificates into a browser and make it trust them and it wont give you the user any warning. They'll have remote management tools too, and can just watch you...

 

Of course, they might not, too. Varies. How many employees, what the business does, y'know. Logs and packet captures are only really needled over when there's a problem, and I doubt they sit there watching your desktop all the time.

 

Still, it's best remembered ,if they choose to, anything you write on their stuff is visible to them.

 

 

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Communication_Networks/HTTP_Protocol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 3/24/2017 at 10:27 AM, welshting said:

 

The devices MAC address will indeed be stored on their side. But the VPN client will create a new local IP on the device and then all internet traffic is encrypted and passed to the VPN endpoint. So yeah, you will still use their internet connection and they'll be able to see that you're using a VPN, but all the traffic will be encrypted and therefore pretty useless to them.

 

Then you open yourself up to all sorts of other things as first he would be using unauthorised software on the company IT system, which they get a tad miffed at, and then there would be the obvious questions about why you are using a VPN on the company IT system. Also be aware that many companies will get miffed if you are using the company network for personal use no matter what.

Best solution is to use mobile internet on your own phone as they cannot do anything about that.

 

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Never use a work machine for it but always use a vpn on my phone or personal laptop so regularly on uk420 at work, on work wifi. I use nord vpn.  Paid for but reliable, fast and with a decent app. Also for hotels, public wifi etc.

 

Your service provider can in theory also snoop on your sites visited if you don't use one. I don't know many work user agreements that mention you cannot use a vpn.  Certainly not in my sector, and I would have noticed in my job.

 

 

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