WFH OPSEC

So I just started a new job that requires me to track my time with HubStaff. They require that we remain in the US, but there's no way I can support myself comfortably here with the pittance they pay me, so I will be fricking off somewhere else.

Does anyone have experience dealing with software like this? What will it track, if I install it on my personal computer (we don't get work laptops). Already planning to use a travel router and a Raspberry Pi to pretend as if I'm using my parents' home network. Gonna delete Slack off my phone before I leave the country as well. Anything else I should be thinking of?

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  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Just do a dual boot

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Can't do that, my personal laptop is an M1 Mac

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Buy a second computer for work, that is why so many jobs just give employees laptops, because not mixing personal and work is always preferable for both parties

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    The US is a big place, m8. SO, y'all are just coming over here and taking our jerbs?

    I would wonder about a possible hosted solution, but idk how cost would work out.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I would wonder about a possible hosted solution, but idk how cost would work out.
      I think that would introduce more trouble than it's worth. I work on a webapp-based portal and doing that remotely on someone else's computer sounds like a fricking nightmare. There's also a million logins associated with my work that I'm not supposed to share with anyone. It's not classified information or anything but they are fairly strict on that. I'm not trying to end up behind the grill at McDonald's.

      >The US is a big place, m8. SO, y'all are just coming over here and taking our jerbs?
      Yeah sorry not interested in moving to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or whatever else I could afford when I could be in a glamorous foreign city having sex with women

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        Nice digits and 100% understandable. I would love to live abroad for $200 usd per month rent, and cheap prostitutes on the daily.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          Take the WFH pill bro. I could get a flat in Barcelona for 700 bucks a month, and spend my days getting drunk on €5 Damms. You don't even need to tip. No need to pay for prostitutes when the average woman on the street is drop-dead gorgeous and you're in a place with actual nightlife.

          Buy a second computer for work, that is why so many jobs just give employees laptops, because not mixing personal and work is always preferable for both parties

          I'm trying to travel light, my personal laptop is heavy enough as it is. I don't foresee any issues if I'm using a travel router, but I'm trying to make sure I keep all my bases covered.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm trying to travel light, my personal laptop is heavy enough as it is. I don't foresee any issues if I'm using a travel router, but I'm trying to make sure I keep all my bases covered.
            You don't have to take the second machine with you, you just need it to be somewhere you can remote into it, aka where your permanent residence will be, It could even be an M1 Mac Mini

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Feels like overkill in my particular case, but thanks for the suggestion. It's a good one nonetheless.

            The problem with my job is that we use a Frankenstein's monster of different webapps and HubStaff for our workflows, it's all pajeet spaghetti code by the looks of it and requires frequent troubleshooting. So doing that from another computer and introducing latency seems like more trouble than it's worth if the travel router can already solve the question of keeping my location private.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Build a VPN in the US, ensure that you always connect through it, along with killswitch.
            Find a new job that won't give a shit where you live.

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            >Find a new job that won't give a shit where you live.
            That's easier said than done in today's white collar job market. Too many experienced candidates getting laid off that are desperate for work, too many jobs getting outsourced to Mexicans and pajeets. I'm only an entry-level candidate. I'm just glad I'm not ruining my back lifting boxes for Amazon, the way others are.

            >I forced my company to give me a FIDO token because I wasn't going to install this Secret Double Octopus garbage on my personal phone.
            I don't have that kind of pull at my company. If I demanded this sort of accommodation, they would laugh me out the door. So in return, I'm gonna say "frick you" to their rules. It is what it is. What they don't know won't hurt them.

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on if your company is moronic like you are.
    From a data security perspective, there are way too many things modern systems do to keep track of where you are and what you are doing, but the current barrier to beating such things in most cases is still low, just make sure you have a fallback plan and dont try this with companies or places that have the means and laws to frick you on data and export controls etc.

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >What will it track, if I install it on my personal computer (we don't get work laptops).
    I swear to Christ. Is our legal system such a meme that companies brazenly pull this israelited shit that's, as far as I know, dubious and likely illegal?

    I forced my company to give me a FIDO token because I wasn't going to install this Secret Double Octopus garbage on my personal phone.

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Update for posterity's sake: Apparently this shitty app SCREENSHOTS YOUR DEVICE EVERY TEN MINUTES. I did not know that. Frick HubStaff and whoever else uses it.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/2QGOakd.png

      So I just started a new job that requires me to track my time with HubStaff. They require that we remain in the US, but there's no way I can support myself comfortably here with the pittance they pay me, so I will be fricking off somewhere else.

      Does anyone have experience dealing with software like this? What will it track, if I install it on my personal computer (we don't get work laptops). Already planning to use a travel router and a Raspberry Pi to pretend as if I'm using my parents' home network. Gonna delete Slack off my phone before I leave the country as well. Anything else I should be thinking of?

      I saw like 2 to 3 companies that offer WFH using it when I was job hunting. If they don't provide work laptops then just find another job, they have no right to monitor your personal computer.

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      If they're too poor to give you a chrome book, they're probably too broke to pay you in 6 months

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Spyware on your personal device

    I hate to break it to you but even the IT infrastructure shitters like me get new work laptops with 0 spyware. Frick whoever hired you cause that setup is trash.

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