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Alexa - Is There A Connection?


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#1 Lille

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:56 PM

I have received port scans which I found suspicious. They were coming from a location my firewall hacker watch showed as t-dialin, but little other info. I checked google and found several comments of other places receiving probes back so far as 2002. On my search a link was to www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?url=t-dialin.net

I had the impression at this site that they might be in the business of probing, as I know that the old Gator has evolved into Alexa. I ran a search at bleeping computer on Alexa and had pages where people were complaining of problems. I do not know enough about this to determine if there is a relationship or whether I am completely invalid in my suspicions. Does anyone have any thoughts about this? I'm more concerned because the ports scanned are indicated to be used by trojans.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:02 PM

Hello Lille

If your firewall is detecting these port scans then its doing its job. t-dialin seems to have been around for a while and there are numerous similar reports such as yours. See here and here. And alexa.com provides a Traffic Rank and graph analysis for t-dialin.net as well as allows for comparion testing.

Are you having any specific problems or just concerned about the scans in general?
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#3 Lille

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 01:41 PM

Thanks Quietman,

I was just concerned about the connection attempts on a suspicious port and I have no problems that I am aware of. I just thought that I may have stumbled onto information that might be helpful in avoiding a problem. It sounds like I was overly concerned. Thanks again!

I think the thing that really made me suspect a connection was that I entered Alexa into search here and it came back showing pages of problems that people were having.




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