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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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My employer is now letting the employees use the new WiFi. You must log on by using our departments computer user name and password. My question is, if I start using their WiFi on my smartphone, can they see the sites I look at and how much time I'm on them?


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Depending on the router/access point they're using they could possibly see every single detail there is to be for every single thing you do while connected to their wireless network.

My advice? Don't do anything on your smartphone at work that you wouldn't do on your work PC, the repercussions will be the same, I imagine.


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Thanks, that's what I was kinda thinking.


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Ya they can link access logs to the active directory credentials usually. If it didn't have that username and password you would be fine.


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One of my co-workers is gonna get soooo busted.


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Yep, your welcome! My response would be that if you are sharing log in info with other employees as we do here, i.e. Maintenance dept is maint user id, Electricians are Elect user id. We can trace the activity of each user id and see the mac address of each device for that user id as well as the activity on that device but we have no idea who's device it is unless named for that person (hence why my phone is just simply named Galaxy S3). The issue is that if the device is personal and not a company owned device and the personal device is not on the domain sharing files, its out of our jurisdictation for management. Just because Joe Shmoe is looking at the R1 forum on his Iphone for hours on end, I dont have the right to dig into his history to use as a violation of company internet use. Some companies however, may have in their internet use policy that ANY devices connect to ANY of their services are subject to company management. I would check your companies policy on mobile device connection to their WLAN.
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Yep, your welcome! My response would be that if you are sharing log in info with other employees as we do here, i.e. Maintenance dept is maint user id, Electricians are Elect user id. We can trace the activity of each user id and see the mac address of each device for that user id as well as the activity on that device but we have no idea who's device it is unless named for that person (hence why my phone is just simply named Galaxy S3). The issue is that if the device is personal and not a company owned device and the personal device is not on the domain sharing files, its out of our jurisdictation for management. Just because Joe Shmoe is looking at the R1 forum on his Iphone for hours on end, I dont have the right to dig into his history to use as a violation of company internet use. Some companies however, may have in their internet use policy that ANY devices connect to ANY of their services are subject to company management. I would check your companies policy on mobile device connection to their WLAN.
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There are some great responses to the topics in here

Just want to add my two pennies

-If you guys are all using the same username\password to access wifi, then no, they cannot tell specifically who is doing what; but as said earlier, your MAC address (and if you're broadcasting your hostname e.g. "Mark's iPhone") is what identifies you on the network.


-Not a big deal unless you signed one of those new-age corporate electronic device agreements I see companies make their employees sign to use workstations and internet access...

-Most companies have a proxy server that logs all web traffic. Your MAC can be searched and your web logs recovered. As said earlier, don't do anything on company wifi that you wouldn't do on your workstation


I normally don't connect to my work wifi through my personal devices at all. If I do, I VPN into my home internet connection and do my surfing from there (if 4G service is bad)

Hell, I'm usually the network guy but even for personal internet surfing on a corporate workstation, I normally RDP into my home PC, or set up a proxy in IE/Firefox/Chrome to redirect all internet traffic from my browser to my VPN tunnel- All they (well, we ) can see from my workstation is encrypted network traffic


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There are some great responses to the topics in here

Just want to add my two pennies

-If you guys are all using the same username\password to access wifi, then no, they cannot tell specifically who is doing what; but as said earlier, your MAC address (and if you're broadcasting your hostname e.g. "Mark's iPhone") is what identifies you on the network.


-Not a big deal unless you signed one of those new-age corporate electronic device agreements I see companies make their employees sign to use workstations and internet access...

-Most companies have a proxy server that logs all web traffic. Your MAC can be searched and your web logs recovered. As said earlier, don't do anything on company wifi that you wouldn't do on your workstation


I normally don't connect to my work wifi through my personal devices at all. If I do, I VPN into my home internet connection and do my surfing from there (if 4G service is bad)

Hell, I'm usually the network guy but even for personal internet surfing on a corporate workstation, I normally RDP into my home PC, or set up a proxy in IE/Firefox/Chrome to redirect all internet traffic from my browser to my VPN tunnel- All they (well, we ) can see from my workstation is encrypted network traffic
Exactly! using RDP to home always solves any surfing issues for me! We just dont allow any of our Non IT staff to do that, that would be no fun for me! Sometime's I just get a kick out of the things people view when they think no one is watching, especially our service depts like Electricians and such... lol
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I saw this thread and decided not to comment, but what the hell... Its all in the name of fun, Right? Lol...
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My g/f daughter is 15 years old and is a little sneaky on the computer/her laptop, the other day her mother called me to lock her daughter out from Facebook till her grades come up....so as I was blocking facebook, I checked the logs, and I noticed that her daughter was actually viewing Pornhub at that very moment, so since the rule of the house is no locking doors, but you have to knock before entering, I just revved up the 2 five year olds that never knock, to go get their sister!


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My g/f daughter is 15 years old and is a little sneaky on the computer/her laptop, the other day her mother called me to lock her daughter out from Facebook till her grades come up....so as I was blocking facebook, I checked the logs, and I noticed that her daughter was actually viewing Pornhub at that very moment, so since the rule of the house is no locking doors, but you have to knock before entering, I just revved up the 2 five year olds that never knock, to go get their sister!
One of my wife's friends daughter got caught looking at the same site. She's was 14 at the time. then she found her diary and was talking like a man in there wanting to get fvcked by some dude. it was pretty vulgar and pornographic.

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