Apologies for asking what some might think is a naive question but I am not very good with computers and wanted to seek some advice from the more knowledgeable chaps on here!
I work at a UK university and have a desktop computer which is wired up to the local area network. I only use this for work related activity.
However, I have also purchased a laptop because I like to trade on the stock market during my lunch break. I have it in mind to connect to one of the two wireless networks which my university also has (both of these require a username and password) in order to do this. However, I am concerned about whether this method is secure. Here is my actual question:
1) If I connect to my broker via my personal laptop (but using a wireless network which is administered by my employer) is there any way that they can check what I'm doing? Is it likely / possible that they can monitor all internet usage that passes through the wireless network?
With many thanks in advance for thoughts and assistance,