[SATLUG] Browser secretly connecting to Google
dondavis at reglue.org
Mon Dec 28 14:25:11 CST 2009
I didn't know that my browser secretly communicated with Google. This
morning I saw that my browser had unexpectedly opened a connection to an
ip address. I did a reverse DNS look up and it was google. I started a
tcpdump session to figure out watch was being sent to google when I
wasn't on. Then I learned about: POST./safebrowsing/downloads and
goog-phish-shavar and goog-malware-shavar.
I don't mind so much, but I wish my browser had offered control over the
connection or given me a choice. Am I behind the curve on this one?
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