facebook spying on us?

Alain Hebert 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 
the years.

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:
>> Hi,
>> 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
>> [clipped]
>> 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
>> there.
>> Glen

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