I've been searching about VPN for more than an hour, and all the answers I found on this site or others are either confusing or contradicting.
My issue is that I usually access my company VPN through Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client from my home computer. A colleague told me that they can "monitor" my home computer when the Cisco client is connected.
Some in the community say that a VPN is a 2-way connection: if you can access anything on your work computer then they can access anything on your home computer. HOW? I thought that I am the client and they are the server (the Cisco software is called client after all..). And if this is true, in what capacity they can access my computer? Screen grabs? Full drives access? Full admin privilege on my computer? Network traffic?
Some say that if they got split-tunneling then they can access your computer. How can I know if split-tunneling is activated?
In case they can access my computer, HOW can I stop them? How can I protect my important files/folders/drives?
Please, try to simplify the networking-specific explanations as possible.