Yeah, Your IT Guy Is Probably Reading Your Email

from the just-because-you're-paranoid,-it-doesn't-mean-they're-not-out-to-get-you dept

You probably suspected it, but there's a decent chance that someone in your IT department may be snooping on at least someone in your company -- and they don't seem to mind admitting it. It's not overwhelming, but about one in three IT folks admits to snooping using admin passwords to access information they're not supposed to look at. Given that there are probably plenty who won't admit it, there's a pretty good chance that the actual percentages are higher.

Filed Under: abuse, admins, email, it


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    CaySal, 25 Jun 2008 @ 6:27am

    I have been in IT for 13 years and out of say 40 IT guys and gals that I have known - only one ever snooped around in someone's email and he was discovered and fired. If you are worth your salt as IT person you don't have the time for it, and if you are worth your salt as a human you have an ethical reason not to do it. Besides users are boring, why would we want to read their email?

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