Really embarassed to ask this

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cops20, May 21, 2012.

  1. cops20 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2012
    I was on a work issued ipad (small company) and really did stumble on porn. It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
    I erased my history but can the company see where I went on my home wifi?
    Losing sleep here, please advise
  2. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

    macbook pro i5

    May 13, 2011
    New Zealand
    No they can't.
  3. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Just clean out the safari history, cache, and cookies in the setting and you should be fine. :D
  4. cops20 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2012
    I know how to hit clear history, how do I do the other things?


    figured it out, now I can sleep without having a heart attack! So stupid
  5. Jessemtz25 macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2011
    I love how you "stumbled" upon it yet spent minutes on there lol. Good one.
  6. jamesvdm macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2011
    Perth, Australia
    If the iPad is on the company VPN they will be able to see what sites you visited.
  7. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Unless you are somehow using the company network or proxy server, then no the company can't see what you are doing.
  8. r-sparks macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2006
    Do you use either iTunes or iCloud backup? If your last backup was recent you can do a restore via iTunes to that point. This will give you complete peace of mind.

    Incidentally, for an iPad that might be shared with others or demanded back by the head of IT at any moment, I think it's wise to permanently activate Safari's private browsing mode, which doesn't record browser history etc. Settings, Safari, Private Browsing.

    Also, search iTunes for Bcalculator.
  9. shinobi-81 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    There is also a "Private Browsing" feature in Safari, in case this accidentally happens again.
  10. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    Private browsing won't help if your IP traffic is routed through corporate channels for filtering and monitoring.

    You're probably okay (companies rarely go looking for abuse of corporate equipment unless they already have an employee in their crosshairs) but this is a good lesson for everyone. Number one, be careful out there. Number two, company equipment is for work. Don't do anything personal on it, including email. Invest in your own device instead.
  11. zooby macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
    Yes, even if you clear it, when you connect to their internet, they are able to see what you have seen in the previous days. So stop "stumbling" into porn before your boss and wife finds out.

    EDIT: LOL! You made a username just to ask this. This is amazing.
  12. GD0X Guest

    Mar 20, 2011
  13. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    We seem to live in an upside-down and totally paranoid world.

    What is wrong with looking at a russian porn website????

    If it was done by an employee during his work hours, I would object as the boss.

    Otherwise who cares, even if using the Ipad I provided him with?

    Loosen up a little, people.
    Big brother seems to have arrived and you dont even notice.

    Da swidania.
  14. scaredpoet, May 22, 2012
    Last edited: May 22, 2012

    scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    At least in the US, the relevant case law makes it clear that if an employer gives you a gadget to use, the employer sets the rules on how you use the gadget.

    His employer may or may not object to the OP using it to view iron on his own time. Who knows? But if the employer does object, hey are within rights to do something about it.

    That said, most of the people here are right: unless he was on the company VPN at the time it happened, a wipe of the history and cache should take care of things just fine.

    No, Big Brother refers to a metaphor for constant totalitarian surveillance, typically by government entities. This merely a case of someone using a device owned by someone else: my device, my rules. He's not going to get detained or incarcerated for what he saw. His boss, however, may have some choice words for him.

    If the OP wants to "break free" from that surveillance, the option to do so is very straightforward: he can buy his own iPad and see all the Russian porn his heart desires, or stumble on it accidentally and guilt-free, for that matter.
  15. SeniorGato1 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    You're so screwed! Your employer probably installed a website logger. They are disgusted by your actions, are preparing your termination papers and discussing with law enforcement!

    Sweet Dreams.
  16. miamialley, May 22, 2012
    Last edited: May 22, 2012

    miamialley macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Porn, he stumbled upon it and spent a few minutes...

    You knew what you were doing, just own it!
  17. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Make sure you clean off the iPad before you return it.
  18. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    uh huh ;) yeah. Only a few minutes just to see where the "good" pics were at LOL.
  19. whynotgotovegas macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Honestly I would go to your manager and tell him what happened, the worst he can do probably is make fun of you.
  20. tandeh macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2009
  21. JeffMorse macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    There is a reason why our hands dangle right to that point of your body. :cool:
  22. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2009
    Fellow IT employee at a large federal bank was fired for this when I was there. Caught viewing via the network monitoring tools. It was a one-time occurence but terminated nevertheless. No second chance given. In these days of tough economic times and tight job market, it's a given that you're easily replaceable if your conduct violates corporate policy.
  23. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    They would have to prove it was you and not some redirection.

    Dont visit the same url again.

    If its a company issued device limiit browsing to company approved sites.

    Dont sweat the small stuff
  24. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  25. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012

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