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Tracking email on company device

by catswig / June 1, 2015 7:24 AM PDT

I have sent an email using an ipad given to me by my employer (a hospital) via gmail (NOT my hospital's email system, but a private gmail account) while on the hospital wifi. What information will they be able to see/find out?

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Depends on a lot of things
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2015 7:38 AM PDT

Just treat their devices as if they see everything. Then you would know to not use their gear for anything you don't want them to see.

Even then, they should be training you to stay off the usual social media, etc.
Bob

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it depends on a lot of things
by NWGRadiant / June 4, 2015 2:39 AM PDT

They certainly have the capability to see it as covered earlier.

Seeing the content of the email would depend upon any encryption other than the WIFI WPA. However, I feel dubious to think the probably understaffed tech department is investigating rogue "gmail" emails being sent within their network. Certainly not in green alert, with no tech leaks or breaches in the immediate past.

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Or...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2015 2:48 AM PDT

The overstaffed IT folk pre-installed an all seeing Mr. Burns type system. This is getting more common for this and the BYOD security angles.
Bob

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hospital ipad and hospital wifi
by renegade600 / June 1, 2015 7:44 AM PDT

they can see everything since most likely they are keeping logs of what happens on their wifi. The reality is, the tech is out there to see everything, including email content. Who knows what your hospital will and will not do. It is better to be safe than sorry and not do anything that violates their rules.

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they can see you sent it
by James Denison / June 1, 2015 8:10 AM PDT

but probably not read it if done by webmail using https instead of http.

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One of the reasons everything needs encryption is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 1, 2015 8:16 AM PDT
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