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WIFI security help

by Mogwaigs / May 19, 2015 3:17 PM PDT

Hi everyone, I'm a newbie Happy

I just have a question - I've recently got a job where the company I work for are located in Brisbane and I'm located in Melbourne. The company have given me a company laptop to use and they want me to use my home wifi network to use the company laptop and have advised they would contribute towards the bill.

My question is -

1. Is this safe for me to do this (login on company laptop with my own home wifi password)?

2. Can my company now see what I do eg banking etc on my home computer and other personal devices because we're all using my home wifi network?

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Tell what wifi security you have at home
by Steven Haninger / May 19, 2015 8:52 PM PDT
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As well, do you connect to work via VPN and do you connect to their domain? If you are connected to their domain via VPN, your home network shouldn't (typically) be viewable on the company network. What I would do, however, is use the laptop's wired connection if that's possible.

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In theory and under the right conditions...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2015 11:58 PM PDT
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Yes, they could see it all. But about 99.99% unlikely unless you are working for a nefarious company that peddles malware and seeks to pilfer/steal and extort others. What sort of company is this that there is no trust?

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Go Ahead
by DerekRose81 / May 21, 2015 9:07 PM PDT
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Don't see any trouble on that. You have to trust them. If not why the hell would you work for them?

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yes and no
by renegade600 / May 22, 2015 3:49 PM PDT
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1. normally it is safe
2. as long as you have a good firewall and user accounts on your personal computers there is nothing to worry about. besides if you are worry, just turn off the company computer when you are on your home computers.

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