how can I tell if my time clock has been chan

September 29, 2010 at 12:13:04
Specs: windows
I think someone has changed my time clock on my work computer. I was dismissed from my job becouse they say I changed my clock in time and I did not do that. How can I tell if someone changed the computer clock?

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#1
September 29, 2010 at 16:17:30
Usually very easy to change the time. Some times even accidentally.

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#2
September 29, 2010 at 16:23:57
What operating system was the machine running?

Your system specs say "Windows".

Windows what?


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#3
September 29, 2010 at 16:34:07
Windows xp?

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#4
September 29, 2010 at 17:03:38
re: Windows xp?

Is that a question or an answer?


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#5
September 30, 2010 at 04:31:41
I belive its running with windows xp. I never payed attention. I'm wondering if there is away to tell if the time clock was changed and by who. I lost my job of 12yrs and want to let the company know I did nothing wrong, not that it will get my job back but for peace of mind for all partys. I had a great working relationship with the owner and its devestating to me that they think I cheated them on time worked.

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#6
September 30, 2010 at 06:16:02
There is no way to tell who did it. At one time there was software to change the files date and time without resetting the clock A forensic investigation could tell if there was a suspicious pattern of misequenced files.

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#7
September 30, 2010 at 06:24:01
Thank you for your promt answer.

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#8
September 30, 2010 at 08:29:40
If there was some type of logging software that monitored everything that happened on the machine, then it might be possible to tell which user changed the system time.

However, if you walked away from the machine and left it logged on, then it will look like you changed the clock, even if someone else did it.

That wouldn't help your cause.


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#9
September 30, 2010 at 08:52:43
If you had some type of program that recorded the date and time a particular file was created, like an Invoicing program where the date & time are recorded, then you may be able to show that the date & time was changed, as the Invoices will be out of sequence with the date & time stamp.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#10
October 1, 2010 at 08:40:34
when I arrived at work my computer was running hot and trying to create more memory, when I tryed to clock in the computer froze, once able to clock in I did and then rebooted the computer. Could this have anything to do with it?

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#11
October 1, 2010 at 08:50:27
re: "when I arrived at work my computer was running hot"

How do you know this? Did you check some type of log that records the CPU temp?

re: "trying to create more memory"

How does a computer create more memory?

re: "when I tryed to clock in the computer froze, once able to clock in I did and then rebooted the computer. Could this have anything to do with it?"

Uh...sure...maybe...really hard to tell.

How much "time" does the company think you cheated them out of? For how long was the computer frozen?


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