Browse personal websites on company machine

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Jan 21 39 Comments

Do you guys check your private email, bank accounts etc on company machine? I just got the upgrade and its so much better than my personal machine that I end up using it for everything. Not sure how safe is this...any IT admins here ?

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Varian Medical / Product
    NzLh55

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    If you go to google.com on your work computer then your work will legally own google.com be careful because this will impact the entire US stock market and will hurt all of us.
    Jan 21 2
    • Varian Medical / Product
      NzLh55

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      No this is Patrick
      Jan 21
    • Facebook / Eng wTPk48
      You think mine lying?
      Jan 21
  • Zillow Group Sr. Troll
    No HR will come to your desk and you will be escorted out
    Jan 21 3
    • Microsoft Dir Troll
      Username checks out.
      Jan 21
    • Zillow Group Sr. Troll
      I like your username
      Jan 21
    • Microsoft Dir Troll
      We must be from the same org.
      Jan 21
  • New DuQvV7x
    I heard if you looked up your house on Zillow your employer now owned your house.

    Perhaps I’m wrong...
    Jan 21 3
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      I think any house you browse on corpnet gets owned by Corp.
      Jan 21
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      😂
      Jan 21
    • New / Eng i i i
      No, you need to browse a county title records to get a house.
      Jan 21
  • Google romo
    If you login to your bank account on the corp machine the company can take it over if they want legally.
    Jan 21 3
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      What if it's a personal device but on the guest wifi
      Jan 21
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      BS not your checking or savings.

      BUT... if you make stock trades on your company machine + network + during working hours?

      Do they have an argument for your gains? Ooohhhh shiiittt. Probably not. No court will allow it.
      Jan 21
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      What nonsense! Lol
      Jan 21
  • eBay / Eng drbhe
    I watch porn on my work laptop at home....any implications ?
    Jan 21 4
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      Yes your company now owns the porn stars. Congrats you created a slave colony.
      Jan 21
    • CA Technologies e2be2r
      Black mirror is leaking
      Jan 21
    • Google / Eng come2daddy
      Not only that.. because your dick gained from watching porn, now it also belongs to the company.
      Jan 21
    • Target / Eng TForTarget
      Wow. Doesn't company firewall and policies block them ?
      Jan 21
  • Wayfair 1234abc123
    If you log into Instagram you are literally transferring ownership of all of your photos and all of your friends' photos to your company immediately. It's the law.
    Jan 21 3
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      Are you serious? How ?
      Jan 21
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      I think I got trolled
      Jan 21
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      It's in the terms of service. Why do you think Facebook acquired Instagram?
      Jan 21
  • Indeed ackxhpaez
    Some people draw the line at porn. Others don’t.
    Jan 21 2
    • Varian Medical / Product
      NzLh55

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      Other people draw porn with lines.
      Jan 21
    • Indeed ackxhpaez
      Like Hentai? Ok, I won’t judge.
      Jan 21
  • Google QNrQ72
    If you log into Facebook on a work computer then legally your work is now friends with all of your friends... be careful, I lost so many friends this way
    Jan 21 0
  • Amazon 6 to go
    Yes, but I only do things in my work machine I would be comfortable doing with HR looking over my shoulder, because you know, they are.

    Banking, personal email, online shopping, reading news, etc., no problem. I don't care if HR knows I'm doing those things.

    Wouldn't use it for porn, etc.
    Jan 21 7
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      Yeh but can they see my passwords , account data etc ?
      Jan 21
    • Facebook / Eng wTPk48
      You should assume they can if they're able to see you SSL traffic
      Jan 21
    • Amazon 6 to go
      I'm pretty confident that Amazon IT isn't keylogging my passwords and doesn't want to access my banking or social media accounts.

      All they care about is protecting company data and infrastructure. They get nervous if I install a bunch of unapproved software on my laptop and could care less if I surf Facebook and Google news.
      Jan 21
    • Target / Eng TForTarget
      I think many of companies use Symantec product which oversees outgoing traffic and flags pre specified patterns which are then manually observed by people.
      Jan 21
    • Amazon 6 to go
      Yeah, there are several products like that. Which is why I only do things I'd be comfortable talking about with HR on my work laptop.

      My boss doesn't care if I surf social media sites or read news during work hours. He cares that I get my job done. I have no problem sitting in a room with HR and walking through all the time wasting things I do during the day when I need a little break. Got some funny YouTube videos to share with them if they are all that interested.

      Stuff I wouldn't show them I do on my phone on my own mobile network connection.
      Jan 21
  • It’s a work machine. Use it for work. I use mine for open source projects and it’s never been a problem. My employer should be happy I take my free time to improve my skills.
    Jan 21 2

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