Hi guys the company I work for gave me an awesome laptop but I don't want them to spy on my personal activities (they have lots of Spyware and security).
I am, however, able to boot from an external drive and the laptop has a thunderbolt 3 port. So it's perfect for booting externally with my personal HD.
I'm not sure how good corporate security has gotten but is there a way for them to spy on my activity if I am booting from my personal external HD? I saw a previous post that said it was possible if the firmware had been tampered by the company (yet extremely rare)... what would I have to look for in the bios to ensure that the company cannot spy on me when I’m booting from my personal external hard drive.
Also, if there's a way for them to spy on me from an external HD boot, I'm thinking of just buying an SSD and replacing mine with theirs whenever I want to use the laptop for personal use. If I replace their HD with mine, is there a way for them to know that I am swapping HDs?
I don't think they could spy on what I'm doing if I swap HDs but I'm wondering if they might get some sort of alert that I removed their SSD. Specially since they're big on protecting intellectual property, I don't want them to think that I'm taking out their SSD to clone it and try to decrypt it or something. Thanks in advance!