I work at a large company that has a "no personal use" internet policy. Since I'm very well liked I requested special permission to buy on Ebay while at work, and management said yes, but the IT guy said no. One day I was desperate to snipe a great deal on ink cartridges so I decided I'd use my home dial-up account with the phone line at work (while on break, of course... i can take my 15 minute breaks whenever i choose). But to my dismay I found that the phone cord plugs into a lan-shaped outlet which was sharpie-labeled "Data 6". Still, being desperate for a deal, I tried plugging a LAN cable from there to my laptop (Windows XP Pro with Comodo firewall) and after a few seconds a pop-up declared "This connection has limited or no connectivity". But I opened Firefox and WHAM, I could browse Ebay with lightning speed. (i got a STEAL on ink! lol) Then when I plugged my work phone back in it had no dial tone for about 20 seconds (YIKES!), then the time came up on it's LCD and it worked fine. A month passed and I heard nothing negative, so I made some more Ebay purchases this way. Then I got daring and viewed a youtube (also blocked at work) without repercussions. SO NOW MY QUESTION: Am I harming anything at work? I'm not hacking and I'm not browsing any dodgy sites... And, is what I'm doing costing my company extra money for data usage or anything like that?