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I'm using uTorrent client to download some games and files on my work.

I am using Mac OS X 10.5. Other employees use Linux.

Can they watch my files or see what I am downloading?

I tried to use Packet Peeper and I saw encrypted data nothing to read. I need to know if I am safe or anyone can see the name of the files I'm downloading.

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I hope for you that this isn't illegal, because you'd risk your job. –  Tom Wijsman Oct 14 '12 at 10:29
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If you are on a company workstation and/or network, you are not safe. Any sysadmin worth his salt will detect network abuse even through VPN services, and may investigate your stuff after you leave. Torrent at your own risk. –  Thomas Oct 14 '12 at 11:17

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If they use a packet sniffer, they can see that you are using a torrent client. A more powerful sniffer like WireShark can reassamble the BitTorrent packets to see the conversation. See documentation here.

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mmm this mean it need advanced software and advanced employee to know that ok thanks so much –  Zeroic Oct 14 '12 at 10:22
    
or use an private VPN service. –  unixrules Oct 14 '12 at 10:29
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Or don't do it at all. –  Tom Wijsman Oct 14 '12 at 10:31
    
"this mean it need advanced software and advanced employee to know that" - Security through obscurity is still better than safety through assumed idiocy/incompetence. –  Karan Oct 14 '12 at 18:54

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