[SATLUG] Browser secretly connecting to Google

country glenn.toothman at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 16:43:41 CST 2009


I'm not sure of that, Google is doing some wierd stuff, they are sliding
behind Mozilla and kicking pages circumventing the nospawning of pages.
It's within Google




On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Henry Pugsley <henry.pugsley at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, 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?
>
> You opted in when you enabled the safebrowsing feature in your browser
> :) It downloads lists of phishing sites the same way antivirus updates
> virus signatures.
>
> -Henry
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