Privacy with work phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by questbot, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. questbot macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Wondering if your phone is owned by your company, can your Viber activity (txts, calls) be monitored?
  2. Knockworstface macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2013
    I personally wouldn't surf any porn sites on a company owned smartphone/iPhone but that's just me. :D
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    If it is a work supplied phone, expect zero privacy for anything you do on it.
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. If a company is paying for the phone and service they have every right to monitor what is done on it.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    ITs not your phone and so I'd treat it accordingly. I'd say the rules that govern what they allow on their workstations should be used as a rule of thumb on the iPhone as well
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I have my work phone (Galaxy S3) forwarded to my Google Voice number
    and my Google Voice rings my personal iPhone and my desk landline

    Never even turn on the company issued Galaxy S3
  7. Abarth1200 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    Did he say anything about surfing the web or did you just make that assumption.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like the posed question was very specific and was in relation to Viber app activity--all the replies and no answer to the actual question and the the specifics that were asked about.
  9. Knockworstface macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2013
    It's called making a joke. If you fail to see that. I'm sorry. :rolleyes:
  10. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    If they don't have any VPN configured, and there is no iCloud backup setup to a work iCloud account, then I would say your application data is safe with you. As long as they don't make you hand the phone over to them.
    Not sure what the all the other people are referring to regarding the employers ability to monitor what you do. Haven't seen any evidence to support that type of monitoring.....
  11. piecloud macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2011
    If they have a MDM managing the device (I assume most decent sized companies do), then they can do much more than that. They can get a list of all installed apps. Check location (and location history), and a whole bunch of other info.
  12. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Thanks for the information. I found a document here that describes what can be obtained from the phone with an MDM server. I don't see anything listed about application data, so it sounds like the original poster doesn't have to worry about his Viber activity being monitored.

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