vpose: How could I find out if a nosy co-worker on the same network would be able to track my webmail or net sites?
Nosy co-worker on same network at work possibly checking my webmail or web surfing when I log in. Anything that would catch my eye on my screen or anything on my computer that would tell me ? Thank anyone for their help.
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Answer by Data Nully
For the most part, No. There is often no sign someone else is cyberspying. Depending on how the network is setup, users could have unrestricted access to ANY system on the network.
Unless they are using some kind of remote desktop. VNC, pc-anywhere type software, you’d most likely never know. If they were using such a program you’d see what they were doing as if you were doing it on your own PC.
If anyone in your office had the capability of logging on to your system, you would lose control of your mouse. They would need it go do what they wanted to. You can be tracked by a webwatcher though, just by using your IP address they can tell where, when and how long you surf. This information is supplied in a report that can be printed out… This is usually done by managers when they want to know what you are doing if they do not feel as though your work is getting done fast enough.Answer by rock_nerd
As long as you have the network cable plugged-in, you are always under threats of one kind or another. You can install a software firewall to restrict access to your machine. Again, when you are surfing webmail, there might be people out there watching proxy logs to monitor your internet activities. This is just a world that we all have to put up with.Answer by Colinc
If your firewall is on, they can’t see anything, they would need to be connected to the machine. They can use network sniffer software, but this does not let them monitor your every move. A network administrator will generally use log files, which show where you are connecting, but this still does not give them much information about your transactions.