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Company laptop, proxy server

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jonnyboyX, May 10, 2012.

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  1. jonnyboyX

    jonnyboyX Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    My company laptop is configured to use a proxy server to access the web at all times, even when I'm using the computer from an external or home network.

    I assume this means the company can easily track any personal usage I do at home, and would obviously prefer a little privacy in this respect.

    So, using Opera's quick menu to disable proxy servers, I did this, but then found that I couldn't access any new websites. The browser just sat waiting for the DNS to be looked up, but there was never any response.

    Curiously, any website that the browser whose DNS it had already cached continued working once the proxy server was disabled, so it appears only to affect the DNS lookup.

    If I reactivate the proxy server (repeat, I am using my home wifi), I can access any website again.

    HOw are they doing this?
     
  2. jonnyboyX

    jonnyboyX Thread Starter

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    By the way, the proxy server is the company's. On the company network, nothing works without activating the proxy server.
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    sorry no help to bypass or overcome company restrictions
     
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