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Five Percent Of Brits Using Work-Supplied Devices To Watch Porn, Report Finds

Claire Reid

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Five Percent Of Brits Using Work-Supplied Devices To Watch Porn, Report Finds

Five percent of people have admitted to watching porn on a work device - come on guys, it's called 'not suitable for work' for a reason. 

A recent survey of 2,000 people by IT support company Totality Services looked at what people are using their work-issued devices for and it seems as though some people aren’t getting an awful lot of work done. 

Of those who admitted to watching porn on a work computer, around one third said they watched it for two to four hours of their work day, while a somewhat unfathomable 20 percent said they watched X-rated content for between four and eight hours a day.

Just to hammer that last point home - up to EIGHT HOURS A DAY. 

Alongside those who are streaming porn, 17 percent of people admitted to browsing social media and 15 percent said they instant messaged their pals. 

Some people admitted to watching porn on work devices for eight hours a day. Credit: Alamy
Some people admitted to watching porn on work devices for eight hours a day. Credit: Alamy

Meanwhile, eight percent of people have used their work computer for gaming and 11 percent have indulged in a bit of online shopping.

Ten percent said they steamed film or TV - of the non-porn variety - and five percent confessed to gambling, including betting, putting the lottery on or playing online bingo. 

At this point, I feel it’s my duty to let you all know that’s extremely likely your bosses can see exactly what you’re doing on your work computer.

Most places of work will take a very dim view of you using a work laptop to look at porn, unless that’s somehow in your job description. 

Workers have admitted to shopping and gambling on their work computers. Credit: Pixabay
Workers have admitted to shopping and gambling on their work computers. Credit: Pixabay

And before you even suggest it, Totality Services Co-Founder, Luis Navarro, has warned against trying to get around any software your company has installed that is used to track what you’re doing. 

Navarro said: "Like most things - if people are willing to try it, there is often a way to get around security protocols if you have that knowledge.

"However, for diligent companies, it's about making sure those basic security protocols are in place, so you're doing your utmost to prevent them from happening in the first place.

"Employees can always try and login into a VPN server to disguise their browsing, but a lot of these software programmes usually block this type of behaviour, and it will create a log on the admin side of the platform, so if you did happen to try and access something inappropriate, that is going to be logged and flagged somewhere."

Save it for your personal computer, eh?

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News

Claire Reid
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