With the advancement of mobile telephony capabilities, individuals are finding themselves in situations where what they do with their phones is no longer a secret to the employer. You will be amazed by how you lose your secrecy by doing the things you like most such as using a company provided tablet and using free Wi-Fi at your workplace. Besides the hi-tech snooping methods, companies can access your phone’s data using conventional means such as surveillance cameras and binoculars. Below we present the answers on how can companies access your phone’s data?
Routers With Parental Control
Office routers can have access to all your unencrypted information and the addresses which you connect to over the internet. Any address that does not contain https is unsecured and can be eavesdropped upon by the company. Also, companies can have access to information from sites where the lock symbol is shown outside the browser remote-screen area.
Companies can be able to access fine details from your phone such as sent and received emails, date, and timing of every connection, connection attempts using routers that have parental control.
Companies can also gain access to your phone’s data through unencrypted traffic. Traffic on wireless cards/ ethernet can be tracked to show who they communicate with and the time of every communication. Use of plain HTTP without an “s” at the end means that the connection is unsecured. Use of encrypted networks secures your privacy since all the company can see the page you visited but cannot see its content or anything that was posted by you.
Companies can also access your phone’s data when they are the ones that issued it to you. Such devices are installed with certificates that allow data intercepting from the server or the phone when not connected to the server, decryption, re-encryption and sending the same to regardless of whether you are using a protected network or not.
Companies can use a variety of tools to have unlimited access to your phone’s data when provided by them such as screen recorders, keyloggers, and packet manipulators. The worst thing is that it is hard to tell with certainty, whether a device has been manipulating by a company before giving it for use by you.
Conventional Ways of Snooping
Companies can access your phone’s data using cameras that have binoculars from across your working location. In the modern world, closed-circuit television has become a standard way of living to protect against theft and terrorism. Companies can use the technology to snoop on unsuspecting workers by tracking what they do with their phones.