"Why is This Website Port Scanning me?"
@Gargron okay but "Port Scanning is Malicious" yeah nnnno.
@halcy I don't want you to port scan me 😬
@halcy No, seriously, a random web page being able to fingerprint me based on which programs I'm running is not cool
@Gargron it's literally just connecting to every port that you are about and seeing if the computer on the other side replies back
the real issue here is why is a random ass website allowed to open websockets to localhost
I don't think the author necessarily meant server port scanning was malicious
Although it is often used to find vulnerabilities so it kind of is
Whether the port scan is used as part of an infection or part of e-commerce or bank "security checks", it is clearly malicious behavior and may fall on the wrong side of the law.
the people who wrote this never used irc ? 🙂
@Gargron ideally I don't ever slip up like this, but if I leave my bank website open when I start screensharing I definately want it to log me out.
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