Workplace Porn Monitoring Software Info
Posted on 2008-10-20
Please be gentle here, this is a serious question.
I work for a large financial company, and have a company laptop.
Recently - AT HOME I used my computer for personal web browsing - and out of pure stupidity- I clicked on a link on you tube that looked "interesting". anyway, after one click to the next to the next I ended up seeing you tube edited to avoid showing nudity video clips of titles containing "xxx", "boobs", you get the idea.
Since they don't show nudity I stupidly figured it's ok, then found out that some links - open up new websites which show full nudity and some xxx.
It was a stupid moment of indiscretion that turned into 2 hours of "curiousity".
Now am I fried?
I haven't yet docked my computer at work, I've decided to take personal vacation days until I can figure out what to do.
I can wipe my hard drive clean and reimage the computer, but is it already too late? Does the monitoring software identify bad words, images and on the spot remotely sent flags to a central server - or does it only scan when I'm attached to the work network?
How can I tell?
How can I even tell what they are using and what they could/have already flagged?