How can I tell if my boss' spyware transmits audio?
May 2, 2012 2:51 PM Subscribe
I think my boss is spying on me with screen sharing. That's...understandable, or at least discussed in our contract. But I want to make sure it's not capturing audio. How can I check...without using the work computer?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, sometimes my boss has to go away and I use a laptop and work from home. Mac OS X Lion. he mentioned there would be monitoring software on it. I have reason to believe its eblaster, which hides all it's support and descriptions unless you bought a copy.
He also mentioned before this time away that he had no way of doing screen sharing, which we sometimes have to do.
But today he slipped up and made the computer move while I was getting a yogurt, and then immediately asked me if I was working at the computer.
Okay, fine. Work computer, no expectation of privacy on it. BUT considering how secretive he was about not telling me about this...in fact, lying that he didn't have the capability that he did have, I would like some assurances that it's not transmitting audio. How would I go about checking that? Of course I can't do too much on the computer but I have other Macs available.
I assume packet sniffing, but I've never used any and wouldn't know what to look for so the more detailed you could be, the better. Especially since I can't respond easily.