If I use my laptop on my company wifi network to use the internet, what access has the company to the laptop hard drive and information on it? The company wifi is there for customers and employees (in their personal time) to access the internet so is acceptable to use it for this purpose.
Although a company domain exists, I won't be part of this as I'll only be logging on to the wifi access point in order to gain access to the internet
I use my company wifi as an example but this is also a relevant question with regard to public wifi access points too - for the purposes of this question I shall just refer to the company context even though it applies to both...
With my 'access' to the internet being through the VPN, I presume this is sufficient to prevent the wifi access point operator from snooping on my internet traffic but my main concern is whether they could gain access to the hard drive through the connection to the wifi access point itself.
I guess this question would also be applicable to a wired connection too???
Whilst there is nothing nefarious I wish to hide, I do not want any of my hard drive data being exfiltrated by snoopers as this is personal data. Would the operator of such a wifi access point have any access to hidden or administrative shares
I use a reputable firewall / anti-virus software as well as a VPN on my laptop and keep the OS up to date with patches etc.
Is there any way to test the vulnerabilities without needing to employ a pentester!! Is there any software which can be used to scan for such vulnerabilities?
The obvious thing is not to use the laptop on a company of public wifi of course...I use a reputable firewall and anti-virus software on my laptop and keep the OS up to date with patches etc.