Is it possible to see an ISP log as a user?

November 1, 2011 at 23:46:38
Specs: Macintosh
Can someone at home know what sites I visit? I live with a software engineer, and we share the same wireless network. Sometimes I get paranoid and wonder if this person is able to see my browsing history peeking into our ISP info with the magic of programming. I'm using Firefox on a Mac, and I have my settings to Clear History When Closing Firefox, but sometimes I keep my browser open for days.
Thanks much.

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#1
November 2, 2011 at 00:38:32
Close your browser when you are not using it. And find someone new to live with, someone that you trust.

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#2
November 2, 2011 at 23:03:29
Mmm... So, that means IT IS possible...

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#3
November 2, 2011 at 23:41:20
just open your browser, click tools/start private browsing
No need to be paranoid after that, but it is a good practise to close your browser when you are done using the PC.

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#4
November 2, 2011 at 23:53:05
Thanks for the info! I forgot to say he works with his powerful, gaming PC and I work with my MacBook Pro. I don't use his computer, he doesn't use mine. That's why I'm curious if he (or other people that could be sharing the same wi-fi network) could have access to the ISP log via programming, and check the sites I visit.

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#5
November 3, 2011 at 00:28:36
He couldn't access the ISPs logs but, depending upon how clever he is and how secure your setup is, he could certainly access your Mac remotely and access any data on it. Private browsing will help with this, but can be a bit inconvenient. In essence, you should never trust anything that you do on a computer to be confidential unless you are very well versed in computer science.

I still think the big problem here is that you are living with someone that you don't trust and that you are doing things you don't want him to know about. That's not a problem that anyone here can help you with.


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