IT guys that spy...

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hi all, so I'm pretty sure that my company's IT guy spies on my computer. It's all good, it is the companies computer after all I guess. I do, however check bank statements and stocks at work occasionally, so I am going to start using my personal Macbook to do this with. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to the technical stuff on a Mac. Can someone let me know a good secure, easy to use program that will keep him off of my computer when using it at work? Any help much appreciated.



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  • Reply 1 of 8
    ummm, if your talking about your MacBook you can just create a username and password and have it goto login screen when yor away for a certain amount of time. You can send the computer to the login screen manually if you want by going to the apple at the top. You really dont need more then that. If your talking about the computer that your employer owns, I have no a clue of what kind of security or what kind of setup they have. Just use your MacBook with a login
  • Reply 2 of 8
    tbuzztbuzz Posts: 3member
    If I create the user name and password does that keep anyone from being able to log into my macbook from another computer? Thank you for the info, I really appreciate it.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,429member
    If you're using a company provided computer, you have absolutely no right to privacy. Do your personal banking etc. at home on your own time... to be blunt about it.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    tbuzztbuzz Posts: 3member
    We'll have to agree to disagree. I not only get my work done on time but excel at it. Let me guess, IT guy right. Spy on others right? Get a kick out of it right?
  • Reply 5 of 8
    areseearesee Posts: 776member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tbuzz View Post


    We'll have to agree to disagree. I not only get my work done on time but excel at it. Let me guess, IT guy right. Spy on others right? Get a kick out of it right?



    Not quite. And its not your IT guy, though he is the one stuck doing the dirty work. Its your companies computer security managers. They have the right and responsibility to monitor and manage all their equipment to be sure that it is being used in a legal, non-discriminating manner. Your company is vulnerable to some serious fines and penalties if you are caught doing something illegal or that someone else claims to be threatening or demeaning (porn). The bottom line, do not do anything on your company's computer that you want to keep private. More than likely Spyware has been installed.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,429member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tbuzz View Post


    We'll have to agree to disagree. I not only get my work done on time but excel at it. Let me guess, IT guy right. Spy on others right? Get a kick out of it right?



    Me? LOL! No, not at all. I just think you should do your own stuff on your own time, that's all, not to mention I agree with what "aresee" just said.
  • Reply 7 of 8
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    I'm pretty sure he's going to be using his personal MacBook to do this... but on the company's network.



    No one can log into your personal MacBook unless you give them the account info, but they will be able to monitor any traffic across their network.



    If you're concerned about privacy, don't do it at work, even on your own laptop. It's not a matter of 'spying IT folk' (who are, honestly, doing their jobs - if you don't like the policies, take it up with folks who make them), it's a matter of simple technical issues. If you use their network, they can see the data flowing across it, regardless of what's on your drive, or who owns it.
  • Reply 8 of 8
    mr_zebramr_zebra Posts: 85member
    The way to totally prevent them snooping, of course, is to use your MacBook and use a DIFFERENT network. Someone I know uses a Vodafone USB thing that plugs into her MBP and connects her to the net over the mobile phone network.
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