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Crochet Geek
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Icon 2 posted April 10, 2008 08:22      Profile for Crochet Geek         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm working on a computer with Windows XP at home and in the office. From home I remote in and sometimes on lunch, I cruise through the internet on my home pc and minimize the work connection. Well,several times I accidentally found that I was actually cruising on my work internet, not my own. I cleaned out the history and the cookies and swallowed my anxiety. Is there any way I can figure out if the ISP provider which is also my company's outsource network company is tracking internet access and logging where the company users surf to? Is there some hidden programs, files or logs on my work computer that will show me that I'm being tracked. I don't want to get fired. I have too many bills!! Thank you.
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Icon 1 posted April 10, 2008 09:54      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you surf from work you are likely being tracked. If you haven't done anything heinous, then I wouldn't worry about it, but it's true that there is probably a record of where you go on the web, perhaps tied to your login name, or maybe just your MAC address.

The ISP isn't likely to be doing any tracking, but your company's IT department probably is. 99% of the time, though, the logs are just kept for legal purposes.. if the FBI knocked on your company's door and said that they suspect someone's been downloading kiddie porn at your office.. then the IT guys could go back to the logs. Otherwise, unless they're VERY bored in the IT department, they probably don't get looked at.

OH, and, no, there is nothing you can do to get rid of the logs they have, sorry.

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Icon 1 posted April 10, 2008 10:39      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
______________________ Crochet Geek Aaaahhhhh you seem to have crocheted your self into a doily, I have to agree with MMKK his answer pretty much covered the loops. However most companies just track MAC addresses, the reason I know this is that the stepson worked nights at place that left secured computers on. He would put in a live Linux CD reboot do his surfing and then shut down take his CD out and restart the computer. Well one morning the company had an IT crash and then while looking at the logs, and the time sheets they came to the conclusion that he had hacked the system. Discharge time.

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You should research into some of the capabilities of some of the Network Management systems they have out there. One really good one is SolarWinds.
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