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    Is there any chance my work could get me in trouble for this?

    by hoyromeo ·

    This is very embarrassing but I didn’t really know where else to ask this.

    So I work from home, I use a laptop with two monitors that are all connected to my home wifi as well as a work VPN. Right after I clocked out today, I decided to grab my personal laptop (NOT my work laptop), plug it straight into one of the work monitors, and proceeded to watch some…uhm…particular videos.

    After just about 10 minutes of this, I stopped and unplugged everything, but naturally I started worrying that my job could somehow track this down. It probably sounds silly, especially since my personal laptop isn’t even connected to the VPN, but of course I can’t help but wonder. Is it possible that they could see the history of what’s been seen on just the work monitor? 😅

    Also, I think maybe it’s worth noting that both monitors and the work laptop are normally plugged into a hub/port sort of box that I assume just keeps the laptop charged and helps with connectivity. Not sure if there’s any way they could see my history just on the monitor using this port device.

    Again, I know this is probably a silly question but I didn’t know where else to ask lol.

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    • #3970311

      Reply To: Is there any chance my work could get me in trouble for this?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Is there any chance my work could get me in trouble for this?

      IMHO, there is no chance that a monitor could keep your browsing history. Using a personal laptop with your work monitors shouldn’t matter. I think you are overly concerned in this matter. Nothing wrong in asking the community for advice.

    • #3972434

      You’re Safe!!

      by old molases ·

      In reply to Is there any chance my work could get me in trouble for this?

      Monitors do not keep track of what you do, your browser does. So, what ever you did that day, your secrets are safe :p

    • #3973300

      While what the others have said is correct

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Is there any chance my work could get me in trouble for this?

      It is possible to crack the monitor with the right equipment sitting within range of the monitor.

      It’s not that the monitor is Cracked but it does emit electrical signals and if you are close enough with the correct hardware it is possible to watch what is being displayed on the monitor but that applies to any monitor not a specific monitor.

      Also besides Spy Movies it is only used in real life if there is something that a organization high up in Government Circles wants to see to apply pressure or check the person out who is their target usually an employee who they want to make sure is doing nothing wrong.

      So watching Porn on a Work Monitor is unlikely to have any effect watching it at all depending on where you work could be an issue they probably would not care one iota about you using their monitor to watch it but would be much more concerned that you are watching it at all on anything.

      Of course that only applies to Government Work if you are an Accountant for a city firm they’ll probably supply you with addresses for better shows.

    • #3978636

      You might get caught

      by blakeryan744 ·

      In reply to Is there any chance my work could get me in trouble for this?

      Well if your laptop is managed by your company, then they can look into your browsing data if they need to check it. But, usually if there are no anomalies that raise suspicion about your laptop, there is a good chance you would probably get away with this,

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