HTTPS connection attempts from Facebook?

Mark Komarinski mkomarinski at wayga.org
Mon Aug 6 10:19:09 EDT 2012


On 8/6/12 10:13 AM, Brian Chabot wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Michael ODonnell
> <michael.odonnell at comcast.net> wrote:
>>   is there *ANY*
>> legitimate reason why anything should be attempting to connect
>> from Facebook to my home IP address, which offers no such
>> services?  I assume, of course, that the answer is "No".
> The *only* reason Facebook should be contacting you this way is if you
> have an app set to pull data from there.
>
> Possibilities that come to mind include RSS feeds and HTML embeds in
> Page info plus, of course, any custom stuff you may have written.
>
> It's *just* a home connection? No services?  Nuke the connection attempt.
>
If you're on a network with DHCP (most residential connections), it's 
possible someone else wrote an app that points to a DNS name that points 
to your IP address.  Still safe to nuke it.

-Mark


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