Firewall activity

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Camelion, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Camelion

    Camelion Guest

    Is it possible for a company to read private web based emails going through
    their firewall to access the web ?
     
    Camelion, Jul 8, 2003
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  2. Camelion

    Frode Guest

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    Camelion wrote:
    > Is it possible for a company to read private web based emails going
    > through their firewall to access the web ?


    If it's encrypted, no, not by monitoring network activity. They could still
    do it by monitoring your computer's activities though obviously.

    If the communication between you and the webserver in question isn't
    encrypted, they can log it centrally if they want to (though likelyhood is
    small they'd bother unless you're doing something iffy and they have reason
    to suspect it). If your company has a web proxy (most do) it could also be
    cached there.


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    Frode

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    Frode, Jul 8, 2003
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  3. Camelion

    Camelion Guest

    "Frode" <> wrote in message
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    > Camelion wrote:
    > > Is it possible for a company to read private web based emails going
    > > through their firewall to access the web ?

    >
    > If it's encrypted, no, not by monitoring network activity. They could

    still
    > do it by monitoring your computer's activities though obviously.
    >
    > If the communication between you and the webserver in question isn't
    > encrypted, they can log it centrally if they want to (though likelyhood is
    > small they'd bother unless you're doing something iffy and they have

    reason
    > to suspect it). If your company has a web proxy (most do) it could also be
    > cached there.
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    How could you encrypt messages posted to a web based email service say
    hotmail ?
     
    Camelion, Jul 8, 2003
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  4. Camelion

    Frode Guest

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    Camelion wrote:
    > How could you encrypt messages posted to a web based email service say
    > hotmail ?


    As far as I know, you can't. Hotmail uses SSL encryption for the login
    procedure to protect your password from being sniffed, but it doesn't use
    encryption once you're actually logged in as far as I know.

    If you want a 100% secure email service you might wanna have a look at
    something like www.husmail.com

    It uses encryption at all stages of usage until the mail leaves their
    servers (you can also encrypt the actual mail but from what you've said so
    far that doesn't seem to be the need), thus you'd be protected from anybody
    on your local network sniffing the traffic.


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    Frode, Jul 10, 2003
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  5. Camelion

    Frode Guest

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    Frode wrote:
    > If you want a 100% secure email service you might wanna have a look at
    > something like www.husmail.com


    Just noticed the typo. That should've been hushmail


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    Frode, Jul 11, 2003
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