Ipad visibility on a wifi network

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    Hi, like to know if the network admin can track the Internet usage of an iPad connected to a network?
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    I would have thought so, if you mean websites etc.

    However, still a bit early and can't think of the name, but there is a website that you go to, then you enter the website you want to go to, thus in the log it does show the actual website you went to but the first
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    With proper hardware and software they can track everything you do on the Internet. And using sites that claim to hide what pages you"re accessing actually don't if the network admin is remotely competent.

    Also, for the record, using SSL doesn't necessarily protect you either. There are devices that can intercept SSL connection, decrypt them and then re-encrypt them with their own keys (more likely to find these on government and big enterprise type networks though).
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    Yes, everything that happens inside the firewall can be monitored pretty easily by a sysadmin so it doesn't matter if you go to one of these anonymous re-director sites as the page requests are normal coming from the iPad (or laptop, phone etc) if it is on the WiFi network. If you are using your 3G or 4G network then no because the packets aren't going through their network. the questions - are they really interested unless you are using tons of bandwidth and it affects the network and - are you going somewhere you shouldn't while at work. Neither of these is a good thing because they can and will raise flags if you have a semi-competent IT staff.

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