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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby lacrossebrother » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:03 pm

haus wrote:I work in InfoSec for a gov agency, laptops have software installed that records the URLs that are visited.

As a matter of course we are not going out of our way to look for this activity, but there is a reasonable chance it will be observed (as many of the sites overlap with sites/servers that are suspected security risk). From time to time labor and employee relations will go on a hunt for specific users activities, these scenarios do not seem to work out well for people.

Just buy a vpn or do a ssl socks proxy to a vps. Or run another os from a thumb drive.

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby El Pollito » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:00 pm

oh you can only watch gay porn so they can't fire you

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:28 am

El Pollito wrote:oh you can only watch gay porn so they can't fire you

Do lesbians count
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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby El Pollito » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:17 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
El Pollito wrote:oh you can only watch gay porn so they can't fire you

Do lesbians count

only if you're going to go all in on identifying as female

which is another option

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:38 pm

lacrossebrother wrote:
haus wrote:I work in InfoSec for a gov agency, laptops have software installed that records the URLs that are visited.

As a matter of course we are not going out of our way to look for this activity, but there is a reasonable chance it will be observed (as many of the sites overlap with sites/servers that are suspected security risk). From time to time labor and employee relations will go on a hunt for specific users activities, these scenarios do not seem to work out well for people.

Just buy a vpn or do a ssl socks proxy to a vps. Or run another os from a thumb drive.


How u put os on a thumb drive?

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby lacrossebrother » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
lacrossebrother wrote:
haus wrote:I work in InfoSec for a gov agency, laptops have software installed that records the URLs that are visited.

As a matter of course we are not going out of our way to look for this activity, but there is a reasonable chance it will be observed (as many of the sites overlap with sites/servers that are suspected security risk). From time to time labor and employee relations will go on a hunt for specific users activities, these scenarios do not seem to work out well for people.

Just buy a vpn or do a ssl socks proxy to a vps. Or run another os from a thumb drive.


How u put os on a thumb drive?

Lots of ways and utilities.
Also this made me realize you can probably also just install a virtual os via vmware or virtualbox on your work computer for watchin porn 8)
For thumb drive route though, id probably recommend just going this route:
https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop ... on-windows (or if you have a mac: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop ... k-on-macos)

if you wanna pretend like youre a real cool privacy-minded journalist or person with critical data, you can go with Tails: https://tails.boum.org/install/win/usb/index.en.html

or if you wanna watch porn and also do network penetration testing, you can get ParrotOS (https://www.parrotsec.org/download.fx) or really any other flavor of linux:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/pro ... st-any-os/

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:36 pm

New fact pattern - personal device but on firms guest wifi #allnighters

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby haus » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:New fact pattern - personal device but on firms guest wifi #allnighters

This would be a lower chance of being put together by most places. Some of the shops I have worked in intentionally avoid reviewing logs for guest networks, but this behavior is not universal.

I would specifically avoid if office was obsessive about physical access logs, such as requiring basing in not only at major entrances, but on areas within facilities as well. Or if time sheet reporting requires significant details, such as where you are preforming specific task or have to spell out at what time specific task were performed. Places with over the top data gathering like this are more likely to try to use it in ways you might not be happy with.

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Re: bad idea to watch porn on my work laptop?

Postby smallfirmassociate » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:15 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
jingosaur wrote:If you use Bing video search, your browsing history will make it look like you just use Bing a lot.


Wouldn't the bing URL still say, in part, one-legged-ginger-dwarf-pees-on-attorney-while-calling-him-troglodyte


That had a transvestite, not a ginger dwarf.

The ginger dwarf one was when she peed on a police officer.



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