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yehaaw
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How do I know if my work computer is being monitored? :/ I'm using MacBook.

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  • 2
    Deine "monitored".
    Monitored by who?
  • 1
    @Ranchu By my employer (manager, etc.)
  • 8
    This is illegal at least in Germany, not sure about Lithuania. To answer your question: Check the running processes for anything dubious.
  • 2
    Is it a work computer? If so then probably, if not then if you use their network then they can at least see that
  • 0
    Working completely remotely though. How can I know if I am? Is there some kind of software that I can check for or terminal command?
  • 0
    @yehaaw do you use a vpn or connect to a company network that they control? They can see everything on their own network
  • 0
    @ScribeOfGoD Working with my own modem and from home (full time).
  • 0
    And I am not using VPN
  • 1
    Then if you connect to nothing of there's I see no way of them tracking you
  • 1
    @ScribeOfGoD I did receive the laptop from the company, so they could have installed anything on it. So, there are ways. Just not sure what to look for.
  • 6
    Just try to watch midget porn for a few hours. If they fire you or your manager comments about your great taste on adult content, then.... You know by certain that your computer is being monitored.

    Just my 2 cents.
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  • 3
    ex. using wireshark or by installing and configuring proxy
  • 4
    Sniff the traffic. If it sends some data to IPs you don’t know, you’re being watched. Btw I think it’s completely legal to sniff your own traffic
  • 2
    If you attach a monitor to your machine, then it is monitored

    But why feel concerned? I know you already know/do this, but don't do anything unrelated to work
  • 0
    @M1sf3t correct. It is better to avoid that than spending time to circumvent the monitoring
  • 0
    @M1sf3t @asgs lol, no, I have another mac for my needs, haha. This is my first laptop given by employer and well I am curious.
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    @M1sf3t @saucyatom Could you also see hidden kernel/root level stuff with that?
  • 1
    Just assume it is and work from that
  • 1
    @linuxxx I haven't touched a Mac in years, but I'd assume that @yehaaw has root privileges and there shouldn't be any processes hidden from root in a task manager in a sane system.
  • 0
    Just reinstall it
  • 1
    They got you on their watchlist. It seems like you yeed your last haw partner
  • 0
    @uyouthe Good jk, but I'm ok. Using it only for work, I was just wondering, if they are doing that kind of thing.
  • 1
    @saucyatom Well, since kernel is pretty much proprietary, how could we find out if there's no hidden processes and such?
  • 1
    If my company would do that I’d just quit, but thankfully that’s illegal in my country!
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    @linuxxx I really don't, but I'd assume we're talking about a 3rd party tool here and not Apple running something hidden, so if it was easily possible for just any app, I would guess it was rather known.

    ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯
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    It prolly is,

    check cron [all users]
    check running processes
    check if you have an a/v sw [at least eset has this monitoring capability]
    check firewalls
    check for auditing tools
    check dns settings [employer's dns srv set?]

    it's allowed for employers to analyze employees' computers in a sense of
    - websites/domains visited
    - running processes
    - some system configurations

    some of those are inevitable if you're using their dns, their vpn, their preinstalled antivirus, their auditting tools.

    It's normal.
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