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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  1. identicon
    Stylus, 27 Jun 2008 @ 10:14am

    I don't really care what is in your email

    As stated by others, we don't really care what is in your email.

    I have worked for doctors and lawyers that required me to sign paperwork that I will protect the privicy of their data. I will gladly sign the paperwork, and re-assure you that I don't really care what is in the data, only that the data is working for you and safe when it hits the fan.

    Some people imagine that all IT people are like the original BOFH. Although that series is funny as hell it is not reality.

    ...anyways the real interesting stuff is usually in word documents filed under employee reviews...JK

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