This is my first post on this site or any forum actually. So hello to any and everyone that reads this as well as to any who respond.
The question I have is:
Is it possible for somone to remote access my external hard drive from another computer at work? First a little Info, I am at a seperate location than the main office for my comapny. I use an ATT Velocity Wirelss Hotspot for my internet access. The desktop i use doesnt support wireless so i connect the hot spot directly to one of the USB ports on the back op the hard drive. A few weeks ago my laptop broke so the company gives me a desktop from the main office. To get the desktop set up i had to call the companies IT guy and he was able to remote access the computer through the wireless hotpsot. Anyways a few days ago i had my external hard drive connected to the desktop to back up my work and when I went to safely disconnect it, it said it couldnt be stopped it was open in another program, I didnt think anything about it happening i just unplugged it anyways and went on about my business. That happened two days in a row then the thrid day it was able to be safely removed. So today i wanted to organize it some while it was connected to my work computer, I created a new folder and attempted to transfer a folder of years and years worth of pictures i have on there to the new folder i created and it wouldnt transfer and said the file was in use in another program and i could either cancel or try again. So i hit try again several times and it still wouldnt transfer. I had the sudden thought to reach down and unplug the wireless hotspot and as soon as i did i was able to transfer the pictures. So that got me to thinking, is it possible for, lets say, an IT guy that has access to my work computer, to access and copy files from my external hard drive without my knowledge?
The whole situation just made me curious as to if it was possible and also how safe my personal pictures and things that i have on there are when i connect to my work computer.