June 30th, 2007, 01:34 AM
myspace IM at work
IM curious if someone has 'myspace IM' on one of the workstations at work (small office consists of two desktops and one notebook). Some of the employees like to use 'myspace IM at work'. Couple questions,
#1. Does it post any type of security threat? If so, how?
#2. Im curious if someone is chatting with someone inside the office using "myspace IM" can the DATA (traffic) inside the office can it be sniffed by a packet sniffer from someone outside of the network? Basically, the other person their chatting with on myspace IM? All help is greatly appreciated.
June 30th, 2007, 04:53 AM
June 30th, 2007, 05:42 PM
if it's just inernal IM messaging
get MS Communicator ...........
Just finished a contract with Unilever, and they use it, and they DO have quite a few employees
just so long as you are on the same domain
or in the same forest
or in the ......................... you get the picture
YOUR data stays on YOUR network
then snuff out the opposition
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June 30th, 2007, 11:10 PM
I've got a question.. Why do people use myspace? I mean haven't they heard of what happened? people all over the world use their real live names/locations/ other things.
I mean why can't they stick to something like this, a forum.. Or the tried and true email? or messenger? I mean, with that alone you can talk to each other and see each other perhaps not in real life but that's at least something to do then read bulletins all day.
That's just my opinion.
July 1st, 2007, 12:55 AM
Last edited by nihil; July 1st, 2007 at 01:07 AM.
July 1st, 2007, 02:16 AM
The workstations have a lot of spyware & malware etc... on them and they need to be cleaned up. I would just uninstall it and block them from accessing www.myspace.com but this is in a doctors office with only 2 workstations and a notebook. I really don't want to get that 'strict' with the 'level of security,' also it would cause them to complain. "so to speak," and think I was doing it just so it wouldnt be on the system little do they no it can make the system/network worse.
July 1st, 2007, 02:24 AM
Doesn't HIPAA apply to it? Tighten the whole lot up and blame it on the boogy man Blaming stuff on "Nanny State" Government requirements is usually a good move.
this is in a doctors office with only 2 workstations and a notebook
This site may help?
Last edited by nihil; July 1st, 2007 at 02:40 AM.
July 1st, 2007, 02:48 AM
I never heard of it until now. Anyways, I guess it does apply. So basically, their is no other option or choice but to remove it from the office workstation? Pretty interesting stuff.
Doesn't HIPAA apply to it?
July 1st, 2007, 03:01 AM
I know it may sound a bit "off" for a UK type to be pointing out US legislation, particularly as I have never had to apply it or study it in detail, but a lot of this legislation is similar in both our countries, so I keep my finger on the pulse?
Seriously though, if ANY patient data passes through those computers you should lock them down as best you can.
July 1st, 2007, 03:32 AM
Good point. Will surely do what I can do to secure the network. Its pretty small anyways not like it's an office of 30 workstations or anything like that.
Seriously though, if ANY
patient data passes through those computers you should lock them down as best you can.
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