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Is my Dropbox folder on my computer secure?

Is my Dropbox folder on my computer secure?

CLTroutt
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Hello - I installed the desktop app on my work computer at the company I work for.  And I sync all of my persoanl files between it and my home computer.  I am wondering if the admins in IT can see my personal files if they are logged into my work computer with their account IDs?

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Re: Desktop app security

Mark
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Unfortunately what I would say is that the admins probably dont even need to log on to your computer to see the information if the network is configured correctly.

In terms of the specific question I would imagine if they log on as admin to your local device they will have full access to every drive and directory and so yes, would have access to your data stored on the computer.

 


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Re: Desktop app security

Mark
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Unfortunately what I would say is that the admins probably dont even need to log on to your computer to see the information if the network is configured correctly.

In terms of the specific question I would imagine if they log on as admin to your local device they will have full access to every drive and directory and so yes, would have access to your data stored on the computer.

 


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Re: Desktop app security

Rich
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Mark is correct. Your IT admin can see anything on your computer, and they don't have to log in to do it. Unless you encrypt your files, anything on your computer is accessible to IT.

How do I know this? I'm an IT admin and I see everything on my networks. 🙂

Re: Desktop app security

CLTroutt
New member | Level 2
Thank you, Mark. I was afraid of that.

Re: Desktop app security

CLTroutt
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Thank you, Rich. Is that true even if the company installed bitlocker on my computer?

Re: Desktop app security

Mark
Super User II
I would certainly imagine so.

After all it is a network admins job to ensure there is nothing on the network that shouldnt be as well as keep it running smoothly.

Most networks also include some sort of key logging software so if you did try and get around things with secure vaults etc. it wouldnt take them *too* long to access the data if they really wanted to.

 


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