Internet/Network Security/my chat privecy at work

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hi, I want to connect my laptop which I use it at home to my work network which use VPN with a username and password to connect to internet via the ISA-Server. I wanna know if it is possible for network administrator to see my chat messages (Yahoo messenger)or not?
thank you very much

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It's technically possible which seems to be what you want to know.  (The only definitive answer will be what your Network Admin tells you.)

Different countries have different laws pertaining to privacy.  In the United States, your employer does have the right to monitor communications.  Doing so is one of the few ways a business can protect its proprietary information.

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John Crout

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Computer/IS Security, Online Safety, Incident Management

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20 years supporting Windows networks and 10 years supporting Linux networks.

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Association for Computing Machinery; Information Systems Security Association (ISSA); United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; ISC2; ACM

Education/Credentials
Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Miller School of Medicine); Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering Option (University of Miami);

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