The dangers of iTunes/Pr0n in the office

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  1. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    There's this guy at work who's getting a lot of attention right now because he hasn't realized that iTunes is automatically sharing his Limewire's download folder. Some other guy clicked on his shared playlist only to find it was mostly pr0n and from a rather nasty variety :eek:. Anyway, to each his own, but I find it a bit weird he's doing that at work. What are your thoughts on office pr0n?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In my workplace, once discovered, you'd be out the door within hours, suspended and likely dismissed upon review.
     
  3. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    What this is at work? You can download limewire? WTF what job is this. Anyway thats kinda like creepy and embarrassing. Also take pictures of these people reaction to see their itunes library with porn.

    Or what everyone else would

    pics or it didnt happen
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    In my place they'll hit you with the Computer misuse act too...
     
  5. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Are things more laid back in Mexico or something? Here, you would get fired faster than you can say Jenna Jameson.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    iTunes isn't doing the sharing. Limewire by default shares your Shared Folder (and any other folders available to download) on your network using Bonjour.

    Better question, what kind of fraking company IT department even allows Limewire? Why isn't the computer locked down to the Nth Degree?

    TEG
     
  7. n00basaur macrumors regular

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    In my place they'll just hit you with the computer alone.
     
  8. heehee macrumors 68020

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    In my place they'll hit you with the mouse. :D

    But no porn for me at work. :p
     
  9. floyde thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it just happened a few minutes ago, I don't think his boss knows yet. Anyway, I don't feel like being a snitch, I think I'll just let someone else take care of that. It wasn't me who found out anyway, and I'm just a software engineer with no "administrative powers" :eek:.

    There was this rumor about some guys that were fired a few months ago. Supposedly they were downloading pr0n also, but I'm not sure that was the reason they got fired.
     
  10. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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  11. juanm macrumors 65816

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    If the guy is nice, you should put some text file inside the folder explaining anonymously that his job is in jeopardy...
    If he's not nice... did I mention blackmailing? :p
     
  12. floyde thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A very new software company in Mexico :eek:. They haven't got to that "network security" part yet. And yes I know, it's very embarrassing that a software company has such poor network policies. Hopefully it'll get better as the company matures.
     
  13. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Pr0n would only be the half of it

    using Limewire or the like can SERIOUSLY compromise your network integrity and suck lots of bandwidth that can slow down other people doing productive work(such as replying to random threads on MR:D). Not to mention the other legal issues. So yeah, anyone doing that where I work would be out the door in minutes, if the police weren't called to escort them out.
     
  14. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Google is your friend .. ;)
     
  15. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yes, i believe i might be too white for l33t .... :rolleyes:
     
  16. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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  17. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    haha ... thats exactly what i was thinking ...
     
  18. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    In this situation, Google might give some unwanted results... :rolleyes:
     

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