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Using the SMS desktop app. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer?
merc11
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Using the Message+  desktop app. I downloaded it onto my work computer. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer? My phone is not a company phone/plan. While I love the convenience of the desktop app at work, I fear they can access my private messages.

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Re: Using the SMS desktop app. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer?
fernandobot
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if your IT department can remotely access your computer they can see your messages. in most corporate environments they have keyloggers set up so they can access anything you've ever typed.

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Re: Using the SMS desktop app. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer?
fernandobot
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if your IT department can remotely access your computer they can see your messages. in most corporate environments they have keyloggers set up so they can access anything you've ever typed.

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Re: Using the SMS desktop app. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer?
merc11
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Thank you so much for answering my question!!

I will uninstall the app ASAP!!

I didn't know all that!

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Re: Using the SMS desktop app. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer?
cursix
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Even without loggers, the Verizon Message+ App stores all the messages it syncs in plain text into a sqlite database on the computer. Since the system belongs to your employer, their IT personnel can go through the files and find the messages with ease. I would recommend actually checking to make sure uninstalling the Message+ app removed the cache data. You can find it by opening windows explorer (Win+E) and typing "%appdata%\Verizon" without the quotes. If you see a WinVMAClient folder, you should delete it (preferably with a secure erase program).

Re: Using the SMS desktop app. Is my employer able to read/access my text messages via my work computer?
merc11
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Thank you so much for that information and being so amazingly helpful!!! You rock!

I didn't find any cache data for the app (per your instructions) so I hope it's really gone.

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