Using a VPN at a locked-down workplace

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by kropotkin, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. 8ball

    8ball Considerably more oppressed than yow

    If you want to be totally untouchable, just get a good phone data plan, look up the articles and email them to yourself at work.

    I say that as someone who doesn't understand most of the stuff above about 'ports'.
     
  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    I think they are holes in the back of the PC base unit. :hmm:
     
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  3. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Come on - if they have said no there is a reason for that decision. They are responsible for their network so you need to abide by the conditions of use. I'd be hugely fucked off if a doctor was using sneaky ways around NHS network security and consequently putting my medical data at risk.

    Just accept that you're not allowed to do it and move on...

    What NHS Trust do you work for? :hmm:
     
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  4. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    I can access loads. Including u75 actually, but I never browse at work!
     
  5. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    Neveeeeeer!
     
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  6. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    They could be blocking based on application.
     
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  7. existentialist

    existentialist Danced on by a twerking bee

    They don't at my NHS workplace.
     
  8. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Complain to your direct line manager to get it escalated. Assuming it’s all above board and work related.
     
  9. 2hats

    2hats

    There are some more involved and stealthy tunnelling techniques which can defeat various forms of deep packet inspection. But if I worked for an employer who routinely handled very sensitive personal data I wouldn’t use them. I’d use a separate, private device over a network I was paying for.
     
  10. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    At a guess, I'd assume most organisations block the pornhub domain by default. Your dirty scoundrel kropotkin - go wash your sticky hands...
     
  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    There's a little trick on SSH I've used a few times to access websites on one port through a different port, dont know if its of use?

     

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