At 10/30/2019 11:47 AM, Chris wrote:
> This morning I tried to alert my neighbourhood about a police pursuit by
> way of our Facebook page. Trying to access that page went beyond futile as I
> watched it grind to a half while at the same time noticing that my modem was
> running at full speed. A quick check with the TCP viewer showed that I was
> being hijacked by 1e100.net, but not in the usual way. They were uploading
> more than 250K of data FROM my laptop INTO their system. I quickly broke
> that connection and put the IP address into the firewall.
> I really wasn't all that surprised. The other internet intruder,
> cloudfront.net, recently opened up new blocks of IP addresses, more than a
> thousand. I've been putting those addresses into the firewall as they show
> up, and it's been keeping me pretty busy.
> Google openly claims that 1e100.net is only validating IP addresses that
> are connected to THEIR equipment, but that does not justify stealing 250K+ of
> data from MY laptop(s). Something else is going on here, and I doubt that it
> has anything to do with verifying IP addresses.
> Cloudfront.net is equally sinister. They periodically intercept internet
> connections for supposedly marketing purposes. But, I have found them
> intercepting connections to such non-market sites as the National Hurricane
> Center (NHC). And lately they have been intercepting uplink connections to
> Facebook, which results in no downloads from the Facebook image server(s). I
> learned this by way of experimentation.
> So what exactly are these internet pirates up to?
Without inspecting the packets to see what is being sent, or why, it is like
shooting in the dark at some supposed intruder.
Try the suggestions on this site to see if it impacts the data flow to 1e100.net
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