[SATLUG] Browser secretly connecting to Google

Daniel J. Givens daniel at rugmonster.org
Mon Dec 28 14:32:31 CST 2009


What browser are you using. If it's firefox, do you have any google  
related plugins installed? If it's Chrome, I wouldn't be surprised if  
it phones home periodically.

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Daniel J. Givens

On Dec 28, 2009, at 2:25 PM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:

> 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. http://code.google.com/p/google-safe-browsing/wiki/Protocolv2Spec
>
> 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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