Can employers read the content of text messages sent from your personal smartphone?

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  1. wdw35 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,

    Can employers read the content of text messages you send while logged onto staff wifi? We have to sign in using a username and password. If so, how long is this information stored in their servers?

    Thank you!!!

    I believe I originally posted this in the wrong forum. Please remove from their and keep in the right one
     
  2. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    iMessage is end to end encrypted, so they wouldn't be able to se the contents. Regular text messages would go straight to your carrier, so again they would have no access to them.
     
  3. wdw35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you what if iMessage is synced to facebook messenger as a secondary message service?
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you are concerned about privacy, stay off FB and the like with your work phone. Stick to iMessage.
     
  5. wdw35 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm talking about my personal smartphone. Thank you!!
     
  6. WRXiceman macrumors 6502

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    No they can't. Even if your phone was registered with their MDM (mobile device management) service.

    You cannot see contents of messages sent.

    I work in the telecoms industry and mobiles specifically.
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I was under the impression that depending on how things are set up, with some thing like MDM involved, then there can be a way for pretty much anything to be accessible. Not quite the situation the the OP brings up, but more along with a company/organization owned device that is under their control essentially.
     
  9. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Lmaoooooo
     
  10. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    stay off bookface anyway
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Wait, how are you syncing iMessage to Facebook Messenger...?
     
  12. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Not really. Sandboxing is still in place even with MDM enabled, so accessing information on the device is very limited. There are tricks to intercept some kinds of traffic such as web browsing though (by redirecting the traffic through a corporate proxy or VPN server, and installing additional certificates to run a man-in-the-middle attack on SSL traffic), but iMessage should indeed be safe since it uses its own encryption keys.
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I'm curious about what this means as well.
     

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