[arch-security] strange netstat connections after having opened Firefox

Jonathan Roemer jon at roemersoftworks.com
Fri Dec 4 22:31:57 UTC 2015

> * What malware prevention service would connect to the IP of a
> !!mobile device??!! - none!

You are assuming that this whois lookup is reliable, which it very
frequently is not. IP space is bought and sold all the time, and whois
data may not be updated to reflect this.

> * What has Amazon Technologies Inc. to do with all of that? - nothing!


> I had just opened the page of the router in my LAN and nothing else.

> enduringly long and high CPU fan load

There is absolutely no basis for your conclusion that these two things 
are related. You need real troubleshooting information here.

As mentioned by myself and others, Firefox, and possibly other
applications, may be making these connections as well. All of those
suggested tiles, favicons, OCSP responder servers, and other resources
have to be loaded from somewhere, and these are opt-out within Firefox,
not opt-in.

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