facebook spying on us?
ahebert at pubnix.net
Thu Sep 29 13:23:42 UTC 2011
( Being this is a Windows box)
Want to scare yourself silly?
. Power off the PC;
. Plug it a switch;
. Mirror the PC port into a Unix box running Wireshark;
. Boot the PC
Enjoy all the info leakages from all the apps you installed over
Alain Hebert ahebert at pubnix.net
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On 09/29/11 09:19, Eric Clark wrote:
> did you start your browser before looking at your connection list?
> However, you're on a window's box, so it wouldn't surprise me if they helpfully started ie for you....
> If you didn't start the browser you use to go to facebook (and its not ie), its fairly interesting.
> On Sep 29, 2011, at 6:13 AM, Glen Kent wrote:
>> I see that i have multiple TCP sessions established with facebook.
>> They come up even after i reboot my laptop and dont login to facebook!
>> D:\Documents and Settings\gkent>netstat -a | more
>> Active Connections
>> Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
>> TCP gkent:3974 www-10-02-snc5.facebook.com:http ESTABLISHED
>> TCP gkent:3977 www-11-05-prn1.facebook.com:http ESTABLISHED
>> TCP gkent:3665
>> a184-84-111-139.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:http ESTABLISHED
>> Any idea why these connections are established (with facebook and
>> akamaitechnologies) and how i can kill them? Since my laptop has
>> several connections open with facebook, what kind of information is
>> flowing there?
>> I also wonder about the kind of servers facebook must be having to be
>> able to manage millions of TCP connections that must be terminating
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