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Connecting work laptop to home WiFi network

Hi,
this is a dumb question from a not at all savvy computer guy, so my apologies...

I was given a work laptop which can simulate my office PC by simply logging onto home WiFi.
Although i keep my personal browsing and work browsing separate....would in any way shape or form my personal browsing habits become visible on work laptop once paired to my personal WiFi? ....

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No.

That work laptop won't know anything about what you do on your own PC or laptop that is connected to the same WiFi. Just as your PC or laptop doesn't know anything about what your wife and children (assuming you have them, but you'll get the picture, I assume) do via WiFi on their phone or tablet.

But it's not a good idea to visit porn sites or do illegal downloads or so on your work laptop. The company IT staff might see that, even if you do it at home while connected to the office.

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And what you think about....

....those that have synching set up?

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The no but what about this answer.

While it should be fine, what about the new laptop's camera. Since many can be activated with remote management (some office IT might install such) be sure to cover that as well.

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Syncing.

Another leaky spot. If you sync with your other online accounts that's a way to leak information.

Why sync? Keep this for work only and don't mix in private anything.

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