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To add to what Scott said, there are software programs available which cand send a log file to the sys admin recording every keystroke typed, all emails sent/received, all files opened or deleted, and virtually all activities by a user.

Suresh Acharya, S.E.



> ............your personal computer and email at home...but even then you should
> realize that in general email is NOT a "private" thing as it is extremely
> unsecure (for those who don't know, email travels the Net in unencrypted,
> easily readable forms...you have to work a little bit if you want some
> privacy in email).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
> 
> 
> On Thu, 27 May 2004, Jordan Truesdell, PE wrote:
> 
> > At 07:27 PM 5/27/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> > > > to other (more valuable) assets.  Also, the use of webmail allows people
> > > > to circumvent any keyword checks on outgoing email, which is sometimes
> > > > used to detect industrial espionage.
> > > >
> > >
> > >Or offensive content that could get the company in trouble.
> > >
> > >Scott
> > >Adrian, MI
> >
> > That would be, say, when an employee is running a pr0n service off of his
> > company desktop machine over the main corporate internet link?  I have
> > personal knowledge of a case like this. The company found out about it
> > because he complained to the IS department that he was running out of disk
> > space and his machine was too slow to run his CAD application. When they
> > checked the machine to find out how he had used 95% of the available disk
> > space and was at 80% CPU utilization even when he wasn't logged in, they
> > found the server.  As you might guess, he didn't get the new hard drive ;-)
> > This, btw, was not in the A/E/C industry, and was more than a half dozen
> > years ago - before spam was even a real issue.
> >
> >
> >
> > Jordan Truesdell, PE, Principal
> >
> > Truesdell Engineering, Inc.
> > Structural Consulting and Design
> > 434 Bluegrass Trail Studio #23
> > Newport, VA 24128-0342
> > www.truesdellengineering.com
> >
> >
> >
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