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ChevronX

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#116696 7-May-2013 12:35
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ISP Service Desk's. Can they access your web history?

Have a friend whose partner works at an ISP and is concerned that they can view his history.




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  #812732 7-May-2013 12:36
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What's he looking at ;-)




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  #812734 7-May-2013 12:42
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ChevronX: ISP Service Desk's. Can they access your web history?


They can't see the browser history stored in your PC. But they could certainly see websites being visited, if they were to log all traffic - which would cost a lot and I don't think any New Zealand ISP does unless under directions of a warrant.

Even if they were to log all traffic, looking at that information for personal reasons, without a need for it would probably be a breach of privacy and cause a lot of trouble to the ISP.





 

 

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  #812740 7-May-2013 12:45
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Short answer: no.

Long answer: refer freitasm's answer

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  #812744 7-May-2013 12:51
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ISP front line staff I doubt it

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  #812747 7-May-2013 12:53
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Pretty much what I said... it would need to get esclated if at all. She might be giving him a bit of a scare lol

Thanks guys!




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  #812748 7-May-2013 12:56
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Many years ago my (then) girlfriend looked at my monitor and asked "Are you looking at porn sites?"...

The url was "godaddy.com".

True story.





 

 

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  #812749 7-May-2013 12:56
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ChevronX: Pretty much what I said... it would need to get esclated if at all. She might be giving him a bit of a scare lol

Thanks guys!


Be a lot easier for her to snoop on his PC directly ... just saying

 
 
 
 


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  #812750 7-May-2013 12:57
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freitasm: Many years ago my (then) girlfriend looked at my monitor and asked "Are you looking at porn sites?"...

The url was "godaddy.com".

True story.




Bahahaha godaddy.p0rn

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  #812752 7-May-2013 12:59
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from what i understand they can only see traffic amounts used





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  #812761 7-May-2013 13:03
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l43a2: from what i understand they can only see traffic amounts used


Depends on the ISP setup, as per the above.

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  #812763 7-May-2013 13:08
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Tell your "friend" no, drop off some hand cream for him, and introduce him to a VPN service like Astrill just in case.

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  #812768 7-May-2013 13:13

hahah this thread what the hell....

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  #812777 7-May-2013 13:18
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freitasm: Many years ago my (then) girlfriend looked at my monitor and asked "Are you looking at porn sites?"...

The url was "godaddy.com".

True story.



Well the URL could be p()rn site. Also the fact that it is covered with scantily clad girls, that have nothing to do with domain names, as well as the logo which looks like a pimp, doesn't help :)

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  #812786 7-May-2013 13:31
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You'd be surprised the amount of customers I've spoken to that are upset that I cannot see what they are doing on the internet!

Fortunately privacy laws protect them as well as me.

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  #812792 7-May-2013 13:32
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Use https, then they can't tell what URL's you're viewing. (Of course, they can still sniff your DNS traffic)

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