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  • doodlebug
    Member

    could anybody please help ?

    I can still get access to the Internet at work, but everybody has been “canning” face book – eBay – Youtube and all very popular sites and spoiling it for everybody else, and the managers have now put a access denied on these types of sites 🙁

    We are a German company with a German server, is there anyway of over riding the access denied sites ??

    Premier Icon jam bo
    Subscriber

    Probably, but is it really worth your job.

    Premier Icon dawson
    Subscriber

    are you in an IT related job?

    use ‘log me in free’ on your home machine, dial into your home machine from your work machine and then ‘surf remotely’ it would show up on your company’s firewall that you are accessing Log Me In

    Go to Assist are another firm that produce similar software.

    But, I agree with Jam bo – if they are clamping down, is it really worth it?

    doodlebug
    Member

    dawson – Cheers

    No not in a IT related job at all, but have normal office job and need access to internet at times. Don’t think i would get the sack as i really don’t “cane” the popular sites and at times in my breaks might like to get into the denied access sites, just to dip in and out.(Thats not porn/gambling)
    I’m sure people at work has mentioned there’s a “back door” way with out alarming to many IT managers ?

    dave_rudabar
    Member

    You could just do what I did, and tell them what this website is (i.e. limited general appeal) & that you only access it at occasionally – which they should be able to see from themselves from their records.

    druidh
    Member

    Use a mobile phone? That way it’s your expense and it goes nowhere near your companies IT systems. Personally, I’d have a bluddy good read of your companies internet access policies and think about them long and hard.

    Premier Icon aracer
    Subscriber

    Do you really need to access those sites from work? I can’t use youtube or ebay (no idea about facebook as I’m not interested, but I’d imagine that also doesn’t work), but I can’t say it’s really a problem. Can still access STW.

    doodlebug
    Member

    aracer

    You are so right, i still have general access to most things, but what really has “hacked me off” is now not getting access to my personal yahoo emails at lunch time (I’m on BT OpenWorld)
    Its the same as most offices worldwide, there’s always somebody that spoils things for most of the other people.

    samuri
    Member

    Its the same as most offices worldwide, there’s always somebody that spoils things for most of the other people.

    And that would be the irresponsible people at your office, yes?

    Bandwidth doesn’t come free and company interests come first, yes? If bandwidth is being eaten up with people visiting facebook and webmail sites then something must be done about it, to protect the company and ultimately protect the staff and their jobs. Malicious code can cost companies thousands to eradicate and webmail is one of the most common sources for that code. 25% of our bandwidth (and we’re a very large company with a massive internet pipe), is taken up with facebook alone. A huge proportion of all the malicious code that we track down that enters our network, comes in via webmail.

    Don’t forget you’re at work, doing work, not looking after your personal interests.

    MrNutt
    Member

    use your mobile?

    samuri
    Member

    but to answer your original question, it all depends on the controls your company has in place. There are lots of ways round them, technical savy people will always be able to bypass whatever is in place. If you are not concerned about any possible retribution your company may take, the first port of call I would suggest is trying anonymous proxies. Just do a google for them. We block them though and any security team worth their salt will do the same. If they are blocked then creating a connection back to a home PC using a http/https tunnel would be the next step, that requires some technical skill though.

    Use any of my suggestions at your own risk.

    Premier Icon aracer
    Subscriber

    webmail is also blocked – I just access it at home, not a problem.

    chomp
    Member

    bear in mind most places have a very dim view on people who circmvent their IT restrictions. While you might not be doing anything untoward, it could easily be used against you should they later decide to give you the boot

    spooky_b329
    Member

    You are so right, i still have general access to most things, but what really has “hacked me off” is now not getting access to my personal yahoo emails at lunch time

    I work for BT who are pretty tight on security, although they seem to take the ‘enforce the rules as we are watching’ approach rather than blocking everything. So I can use singletrack, but its at my risk as its a forum.

    Webmail is also blocked, with the exception of Yahoo. They’ve obviously decided the security is up to scratch, probably partly as they have some sort of connection for BT Yahoo/BT Internet. If its good enough for BT it must be good enough for others? THe exception is no opening of attachments, but again its a rule, rather than blocked. So I just forward attachments to my work address 🙂

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