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Old 04-01-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Who's to say our servers aren't caching the same thing your browser's caching... Trust me, log files log things....
And who's to say there isn't a program taking screen shots of each user's PC every 0.5 seconds for review? And who's to say there isn't a camera over his shoulder? Fact is, we have no idea what his company's actually doing but odds are nothing is going to come of this little slip up because he's probably not under suspicion of anything already.
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I think people are getting a bit carried away with this example. Technically - YES, network filters, DLP solutions, acceptable use monitors and other tools will allow visibility to network traffic and user activities. But common sense dictates when/how its used. In this case, you saw something you had little control over (something was sent to you via email). Even if this happened when your VP was standing behind you, I'd think you would be okay. You may be a bit embarrassed....

Now, had you forwarded that message to a few friends/colleagues... that's a different story.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Having worked in the business I would say your okay. Unless you work for the Feds or another government entity (or a church!) they'll let things like this slide unless it's abused. And that's assuming they even catch it (the Feds will). The majority of companies are concerned with porn sites more than anything else and will simply block and log if you go to one. Depending on the friend and the picture, they might appreciate it if they do see it!

The people in the tech department simply don't have the time to watch your every move; especially now with the economy shot . That department is one of the first to get trimmed so those left are doing the work of two or three. They're not watching your email, they're keeping the system up and running.

If you are really concerned clear your cache.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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Having worked in the business I would say your okay. Unless you work for the Feds or another government entity (or a church!) they'll let things like this slide unless it's abused. And that's assuming they even catch it (the Feds will). The majority of companies are concerned with porn sites more than anything else and will simply block and log if you go to one. Depending on the friend and the picture, they might appreciate it if they do see it!

The people in the tech department simply don't have the time to watch your every move; especially now with the economy shot . That department is one of the first to get trimmed so those left are doing the work of two or three. They're not watching your email, they're keeping the system up and running.

If you are really concerned clear your cache.
How do you clear cache?
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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In IE, Tools|Options, Delete Browsing History. Another suggestion: Open My Computer, right-click c:\ drive. Select Properties, then select Disk Cleanup. You want to delete Temporary Internet Files, Offline Web Pages, Recycle Bin, Temporary Files and Web Client/Publisher Temporary Files.

Caveat: This won't keep the FBI from finding out what you've done with your computer, but it will at least remove the files from obvious display.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Thanks Mensaguy. I got busy with work and couldn't get back.
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