My phone. Work wifi.

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  1. Jukes316 macrumors regular

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    Can my work see what I'm doing on my own phone (not business) if I use their wifi signal?
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Yes they can. Once you're on their network, they can see all of your traffic if they'd like to. I'd stick to 3G while browsing porn at work.
     
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Yes. And no. They can see the network traffic and sniff the packets. However, if you're just connected but not sending/receiving anything they won't know whats going on with your phone. But the moment you hit the network, all your base are belong to them.

    Keep yourself safe, use 3G if you want privacy.
     
  4. BadboyHouse macrumors 6502

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    Yep. Any good business network will monitor all Internet usage no matter what device is being used.
     
  5. Jukes316 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well this blows.... I was using the wifi since AT&T was sending me msgs about data bs.
    And it was nice watching sc2 streams on the Justin.tv app.
    But today we just had a meeting about work appearance, Internet, txting, ect bs.
    Fml.
    Thanks for the responses.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    So you should get paid to watch video on the internet using company resources? FYL indeed.
     
  7. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Looks like they are detecting significant traffic to these streams. I would cease and desist if you know what i'm sayin?
     
  8. cardinalryan macrumors 6502

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    Oh great...another one of these guys who thinks they are the moral compass for all people. Memo to I-5555...mind your own business, for all you know, the guy was watching those streams on his break and if he wasn't, still, it's none of your business.
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Your right, it's not, thought it may be better for him to use his own time and resources than getting (deservedly) fired. Morally, I'm up about 10 points, but that's just how I roll. Unless it's his appearance that's the problem, in which case I apologize.

    I'm also not sure about expecting people to mind their own business when posting on an open forum....Isn't that kind of the point?
     
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    There's also VPN options. Like Hotspotshield VPN. Using such a setup would secure your iPhone's data traffic from eavesdropping by anyone on that WiFi hotspot.

    (And before anyone gets all in a huff about helping this guy out, I would advocate securing your connection on ANY open WiFi network for the sake of protecting of your private information, legitimate or otherwise. The knowledge and tools are there... what a user does with that knowledge and tools is not for me to judge.)
     
  11. Jukes316 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The meeting was more of department wide. Wasn't just directed at me or anyone specific. Just feel like their cracking down more since the company is growing.
    Thanks for all responses. And I'll look into that VPN.
     
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    You could always change the device name to that of a coworker. Doing this won't change you MAC but it should keep them off your trail for a few days :)
     
  13. Kiwidaniel macrumors member

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  14. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

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    Turning on Private Browsing only keeps from history, etc. being saved on the local device. It doesn't prevent the network itself from seeing what you are doing. That also goes for Private Browsing in IE of FF. All you pRon lurkers, beware! :eek:
     

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