Has anyone been fired for activities on personal device linked to work?

Microsoft dkw0
Jan 18 18 Comments

It looks like my company allows us to do some limited work (email, chat, basic work apps) on our PERSONAL phones and laptops.

I'm concerned that their software (Intune) install stuff like keyloggers to spy on what I type and surf. It does not help that my employer also makes the OS of my laptop and I'm wondering if there is backdoor triggers to start monitoring and mining data once I add a corporate email to my device.

Is my browsing and computer activities on these personal devices safe? Meaning stuff I do at home, not connected to work VPN, after work hours.

Has there been incidents where people got fired over activities on their personal device when not connected to work resources?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • VMware lRQQ72
    Keyloggers?! How the fuck did you pass the interview bar with this stupidity? How about starting with reading your employee agreement and the Intune functionality, perhaps even the OS APIs if you are so paranoid... The lawyers work both ways...
    Jan 187
    • Microsoft dkw0
      OP
      Do you think a company spying on their employee personal device will put that in their user agreement? There's no guarantee that are undisclosed backdoor features.....
      Jan 18
    • VMware lRQQ72
      Wow, you just keep amazing me... Please find at least one of those examples and I will pay you $1M as I can make probably few hundred mils. And you would be amazed what some companies put in their employment agreements. From non compete in non related fields like fast food to inevitable disclosure statements to agreeing to spy on you at any place, any time. Did you actually read yours?
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft dkw0
      OP
      No.... Maybe I should this weekend
      Jan 18
    • Oracle xPNo42
      Irqq72 you are idiotic if you think companies are not monitoring their employees. I know many implement man in the middle, swapping out keys on employee computers. Not just an imbicile but naive as well. Good luck to you!
      Jan 18
    • Roku Jerome
      I know fang companies do this.
      Jan 18
    • VMware lRQQ72
      I never said they are not monitoring, but it is all clearly spelled out in the contract. No company will do anything illegal or secret. Just go fucking read what you actually signed..
      Jan 18
    • Groupon pHeb37
      IRQQ72 We all will go read our contracts thanks to your advice. Now take mine, do some therapy and relax a bit, dude/gal!
      Jan 18
  • Apple AppleCar
    Keep personal and professional stuff separate as simple as that, I never mix the two
    Jan 180
  • Microsoft saxony
    OP you can watch porn & pirate stuff all you want. No one cares (usually). But if you want to be 100% sure, don't do work stuff on personal devices. Use Outlook web for mails.
    Jan 181
    • Microsoft dkw0
      OP
      Outlook web is a good suggestion. Thanks.
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft X9pl12
    They don’t tell us to what extent they monitor and I doubt you could ever know so don’t risk it.

    It’s their network they can do what they like. Being your own device and use cellular or a guest WiFi instead.
    Jan 181
    • Microsoft dkw0
      OP
      Yeah I only use guest wifi and did the basic add Corp account and did not join domain.
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft gjwjzh
    My manager used Intune to start a Teams video chat on my phone and asked me to remote in and do some work. It was 9 pm on a saturday. Its such a great feature to increase availability.
    Jan 180
  • Amazon Troll Food
    I heard once they got something they suspect was a virus or trojan and then found child porn.

    The guy was fired and evidence turned to authority due to legal issues.
    Jan 180
  • Pinterest VgKf53
    If you're on Android, you can create a separate user for work stuff.
    Jan 180
  • IBM janitr
    As long as you’re not connected to work vpn, there is no problem
    Jan 180
  • Amazon fhrhththth
    Never heard of it.
    Jan 180

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