Tuesday, October 07, 2014
A certain port, a certain country
Ever since that whole Chinese Thing, which pissed a lot of people off, I've been ever so slightly cautious about dropping bombs into Full Disclosure.
I mean, what business of mine is it if silly programmers think making a public proxy of your machine is The Right Thing To Do? After all, McAfee did it, right? So it must be a Good Thing.
I'm sure you've noticed those new proxies on a certain port in a certain country. My database shows they started appearing in August of this year. They're all over the globe, but almost two-thirds are in that certain country.
And if you go to any number of new-ish proxy lists, you'll find these proxies being tested in near-real time. They work pretty good, they disappear, and then they come back.
It doesn't take advanced Google-Fu to find out what's going on. You will even find a certain tech support article on how to open up a certain port on a certain operating system.
WTF were they thinking?
Rather than ruin a good thing (decent proxies are so hard to come by these days), I'm keeping my mouth shut.