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    security issue

    I need to know if someone with administrator rights can access files, including email, on another person's computer through a network even though the C drive isn't shared. (We do not have an exchange server.) Thanks!

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    Re: security issue

    Yes. The Systems Manager of my network can make any changes he wants to my workstation, including remote installation of software, making files/drives accessible etc. Sometimes he has to physically come to my office to make changes.
    About the only thing there seems to be difficulty with is giving me Administrator (or even Power User) status - but that may well be another story...

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    Re: security issue

    This really depends on what type of network you are on, what "toys" the Sys Admin has and how much of a player he is. Oh, and in some cases where the files are stored.

    I do know of Sys Admins who think it clever to use "Back Orifice" and "WinNuke"!
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    Re: security issue

    So, how does one tell if one is being watched? <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>

    It's safe to assume that you're always being watched, but where's the hard evidence?
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    Re: security issue

    With a GOOD watcher you will NOT be able to tell if you are being watched or not. Since these machines are owned by the company, they may watch and record any actions performed by anyone using said machines. This also applies to the use of the telephone and any other company own device.
    <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/mad.gif border=0 alt=mad width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25> <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>
    and all of the above apply, based on what one has said and or done.

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    Re: security issue

    But..

    They cannot record or monitor personal phone calls, be them on thier phones or otherwise... at least, not in the US of A... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    When in doubt, you're being watched... that's a safe motto, no?
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    Re: security issue

    Depending on which state you are in, yes they can record calls, and in MOST states they can listen but NOT record. Also remember that you one can be taped or filmed as long as no voice is being recorded.
    And any camera hooked to a computer the images can be saved by the IT people for company use.

    One needs to check with the company rules and see if in fact they will and can do any of the above. Even some of the unions have gotten involved in these type of actions. So if you are represented by a Union, check out to see what they have.

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    Re: security issue

    Dave is correct, there is no way of being sure if you are being watched.

    We use thin-clients on some terminals and I can "shadow" the sessions. I used to have it set to ask permission before the shadowing happened but the users found this more of an annoyance than anything else. So I can now monitor that terminal at any time without the user being aware, should I be inclinded to.
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    Re: security issue

    When you say "record or monitor" I assume you mean the actual conversation. I know companies keep records what what calls are made from which extensions, to what number and the duration of the call.

    Also know this information has been used to counsel employees about time management.
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