All iPads I've Done a Bad Thing. Am I Caught?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kms2610, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. kms2610 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    So my office issued me an iPad, complete with 3G coverage so I can use it at home. Then the big hurricane hits and I lose power and Internet hits. So I'm getting a little lonely waiting out the storm and without thinking I pull out my work iPad, and visit some "adult" sites to keep myself company for about 15 minutes. Is my work going to find out about this slip up or will I slide by?
  2. Pecheneg macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012
    just wash it and you'll be ok
  3. billnye97 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
    Grow up.
  4. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    who knows what tracking they have?...I would not have done it.....

    might want to update your linkedin........
  5. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    You're doomed! :(

    Joking aside I doubt they have any idea what you're doing on an iPad. I don't think iOS is as easily manipulated and administrated as windows where the admin knows everything that goes on.
  6. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2010
    Southeast USA
    Rofl this is a nice break from all the other threads going on right now. You're fine dude. If you're really worried, go into Settings > Safari > Clear History and Clear Cookies & Data. And next time turn on Private Browsing (also under Settings > Safari). Really though, if you were on company Wi-Fi you might be justified for being slightly worried. But over a cellular network while at home, I would say it's highly, highly doubtful that anything could come of that. Not even on their radar.
  7. hobx macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010

    Hah! The truth is, monitoring software is only ever used after the fact, when someone has a reason to check through the logs.

    Take webbrowsing for example, 10 employees browsing for 8 hours a day, times 5 equals 400 hours of a logs to store. That is one week. Niether practical to archive nor to monitor.

    OP: You're fine. Just be thankful the celluar cells were up and you had access at all.
  8. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Thanks OP for sharing. The next time my phone book advertising sales rep hands me his iPad to sign the contract, I think i'll ask for a paper contract instead. :p
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  10. brad.c macrumors 68020


    Aug 23, 2004
    50.813669°, -2.474796°
    It's just as important to wipe the screen as it is to wipe the memory.
  11. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    This one needs to go into the MacRumors hall of fame.
  12. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    and to wear a bib in case of 'splash back'....
  13. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
  14. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Tell your boss you didn't do it, it was all Sandy's fault.
  15. THFourteen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 8, 2010
  16. kms2610 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I guess I got lucky and my stupidity won't bite me in the ass.

    And to the person telling me to grow up, I thought my problem was a "grown-up" problem. I mean I have a job and I'm lonely. Isn't that the sign that I'm grown up?
  17. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007

    As far as I am aware thats what private browsing is for. The FBI may be able to see what you were doing but your work? Probably not.
  18. kms2610 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Ah, just the usual. I'm happy with the standard stuff.
    Sandy the actress or the storm?
  19. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Leave it up to interpretation, the way art is meant to be enjoyed.
  20. bsmith4832 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    North East, USA
    I'm with everyone else - you're fine.

    In fact, if you want to be "safe" turn on Private Browsing (Settings > Safari) so it won't save any cookies/history (in case you forget to delete them). Or download Chrome and browse in Incognito mode.

    I work in IT. We don't monitor any 3G/4G network connectivity on our iPads. I'm not even sure how we would go about doing it since it's through the carrier. Now wifi and hard wired networks in our building are monitored pretty heavily - but that's because we have physical devices in our network that all traffic must pass through (then gets categorized for our easier administration). I'm trying to make this easy to understand but I'm finding it difficult. Lol - moral is, you're fine dude. Enjoy yourself.
  21. kms2610 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    That was a new record for me.
  22. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    My company ipad uses an app called airwatch, I looked it up and was amazed how much info that they can log, including all the url's of all the web page visited, jailbreak detection, GPS logging, ssid of all the networks that the ipad has been connected to, etc.

    This app does not have to be running to work, even if closed in the app bar that shows when you double click the home button.

    Truth be told, they probably are not going to routinely look at the web pages visited, unless their system flags something (like a website for a union drive, LOL) or they do a random audit.

    No way that I know to defeat the system or erase any logs (I believe that they are uploaded to a central server.) I would just avoid more "personal business" using your companies property in the future.
  23. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    Pictures or it didn't happen. Sorry couldn't resist. I had a boss get canned for this but he only got caught because the porn was saved to his hard drive. I'd say chances are pretty good your in the clear.
  24. Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    Was it girl on girl?
  25. Poochi macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    it's still somewhere in the device memory and can be recovered.. all the images and video you saw.

    do you have full access to reset the iPad? If so, that tracking app thing won't work - you just erase it lol.

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