Can I track if the network admin is spying?

November 10, 2010 at 09:38:20
Specs: Windows 7
I am a resident at an apartment complex that provides internet included in the rent. I know for a fact that the network (router, modem, etc.) is physically located on site, and I also know for a fact that a company is contracted to maintain the network. Finally I also know that the off site network admin has the capability to see what is being done via the web from each computer in each apartment. So my question is this:
Is there a program I can install that will either make this more difficult or at the very min let me know what is being accessed? First off I think this is illegal in the state of FL, but you have to be able to prove it. Second I am concerned about my banking and other personal information. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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#1
November 10, 2010 at 10:22:08
"I also know that the off site network admin has the capability to see what is being done via the web from each computer in each apartment."

This is a false conclusion.
The best they could do is review the router logs which may list what domains you visit. It would require a capture machine between you and the router to then review the transmissions. I don't see that happening in your situation.

When you access your banks site its via a secure ssl link. No chance this traffic is being intercepted. You should never store banking/credit information on your hard drive.

Engaging the windows firewall would let you know if anything is trying to access your pc.

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November 10, 2010 at 15:41:14
I read the article you posted and I apologize but I do not have the information you are requesting re: the server model, version of windows etc.

As far as the computer I am using:
a) Computer: Toshiba NV53
b) Amount of Ram installed: 4gb Ram
c) Version of Windows: Windows 7
d) Is it a PC or a Laptop: Laptop


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November 10, 2010 at 16:54:33
need4speed1717 that link is my signature and is about how to properly post a question. You don't have that issue :-) This is for the folks that like to post one liners and expect us to read their minds.

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#4
November 14, 2010 at 08:58:00
Wow, I honestly didn't even notice that was a signature. I guess its true what they say, alcohol is a hell of a drug lol.

As to your response, you are prob correct. I have been told by people that work here that they block certain domains (mostly sites used to illegally download). So assuming arguendo that they do indeed have the capture machine you mentioned; the extent of information they can view is a list of domains I have visited? Not that I am doing anything illegal but I just recently found out they have this capability and I have some serious concerns with what they do with the information they collect. Thanks again for your input.


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#5
November 14, 2010 at 09:20:26
I would suggest making sure the windows firewall is enabled.
Don't do file and print sharing
Disable netbios over tcp/ip are a couple of security steps you can do.

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