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#1 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

Bob outsources his own personal job to China...


http://finance.yahoo...-135701981.html


The study documents the scam of a developer, who is referred to as Bob. He worked at a "critical infrastructure" company in the U.S. and started outsourcing his work to China underneath his company's nose, and would only pay those people less than one fifth of his six-figure salary.
Here's how it was possible.
Bob's company had started letting employees work remotely from home on certain days, so it set up a VPN concentrator to facilitate that. The company implemented two-factor authentication for the connection, with the second factor being a physical, rotating token RSA key fob. So all Bob had to do was send the key over to China via FedEx.

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What they ended up finding were hundreds of PDF invoices from a third-party contractor in Shenyang, China.
A look at his browsing history revealed what his typical work day consisted of:
9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
11:30 a.m. – Take lunch.
1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.
2:00ish p.m. – Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
5:00 p.m. – Go home.
So while workers in China were doing Bob's job for him, Bob was sitting back, relaxing, watching cat videos, and earning "several hundred thousand dollars" a year.



Can't decide if this guy's really, really smart or just a douchebag.

#2 catfang

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:38 AM

He's a douchebag for watching cat videos.

#3 ARSEN

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

CEO material right there.

#4 Delhommey

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

Idiot!

Who doesn't mask their IP's?!

#5 Carolina Husker

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

That's dumb. Why would you go through all that trouble just to buy yourself time to sit at your desk anyway?

#6 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

That's dumb. Why would you go through all that trouble just to buy yourself time to sit at your desk anyway?


You've obviously never been on lolcats

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

job creator.


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