"Leythos" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> In article <email@example.com>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>> It turns out that newer models of the Droid have their own
>> built-in WiFi hotspot, so if their workplace is using WiFi
>> for their networks, one could simply change their workplace
>> PC over to use the hotspot in the Droid. All you have to do is
>> keep the Droid in their pocket, while its turned on, and
>> they can surf where they want to.
>> Since Verizon is carrying the traffic, and NOT the office
>> LAN, nothing will ever show up in the company network logs.
>> It looks like Verizon has effetively rendered all filtering
>> software useless. As long as you can get a cellular signal,
>> you can use your Droid's hotspot feature, and no record
>> will ever show up in the company logs.
> If the company you work for has failed to properly secure your computers
> (company resources), while you might be able to do this, you would still
> be in violation of most company policies and be subject to discipline.
> Your suggested change is easy to detect, the connect/disconnect from the
> network will show up in the logs.
On the TV side of things we block US IP addresses, beucase
movie/TV copyrights are far more complicated in the USA
than elsehwere, and we also block proxies, becuase some
people were using proxies to circumvent the country
Given the times of day, I would bet that it was someone
from work in America tuning in to our "Night Komfort" all
night movie marathon. 11PM in eastern Australia is 9AM
on the US East coast this time of year. We use BeeThink
to block known proxies from accessing the TV stream.
The people that were using VPNs to circumvent the country
filters not only made it harder for us to detect, but
their employers would also not know what they were up to,
as the traffic out of the office would be encrypted, and
the boss would have no clue that someone was watching an
online movie broadcast. Untill we installed BeeThink to
block known proxies and VPNs from the TV stream, we did
get quite a bit of VPN usage during the American workday,
so there were people watching online movies, and the boss
would have never known what was going on, with the
encrypted traffic going out of the office to the VPNs
in China or Singapore. All anyone would ever know is that
an heavily encrypted stream coming from China or Singapore.
They would know that an encrypted stream, at 340K, was
being received, and that would have been it.
One thing about BeeThink, is that I think it could catch on
in more shops. BeeThink can do a lot of things that
hardware firewalls cannot so. You can get updated lists of
known proxies, including VPNs and "web proxies", that are
harder to detect. BeeThink can even do whitelising, which
you have talked about, which a hardware firewall cannot do.
With BeeThink, you just change the mode to whitelist, and
add the IP ranges you want to allow access to. That is
something your hardware firewalls have not learned yet. It
surprises me that more shops dont use BeeThink.