All of a sudden, I'm getting all sorts of new connections
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:19 am
In the past week or two, I've been getting all sorts of new connection requests from Little Snitch. These are requests like I have never seen before. I have been running Little Snitch for quite some time, but I am getting requests from applications that have not asked for anything in a long time, or perhaps ever. for example, I am getting requests form Text Edit, which as far as I can remember, never asked for anything before, or not for a long time. And the funny thing is, recently is the first time I've ever seen requests to IPv6 addresses. Almost all of the new connections are IPv6 addresses. For example, the requeat I just got from Text Edit is a request to 2002:44e:17f2::21b:63ff:fe04:28a1. this is the first time I have ever seen Little Snitch request to connect to an IPv6 address. Its not just Text Edit, though. I am getting requests from just about every application I run, applications I have been running for a long time, long since I've started running Little Snitch. There are two variables that I have introduced, I'm wondering if they have something to do with it. I recently installed ESET Cybersecurity and Firefox 4. I normally don't introduce two new pieces of software at the same time, but I didn't think these two would be an issue. Firefox 4 has introduced a whole new set of requests for plugin-container. I looked that up and know it's a new feature with Firefox, so I'm not too worried, but the other ones I'm getting are really worrisome. I am starting to wonder if I might have a trojan that is calling from all these applications, but I'd like to think ESET Cybersecurity is protecting me from that. So, is there any other reason that I would be gaining all sorts of new connections, and in new formats like I've never seen before? I'm freaking out a little!