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Verisign Doing Something Shady?


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#1 buttoni

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:21 PM

Last October I found this read at BroadbandReports Forum (link below) somewhat distressing & alarming. I took the recommended steps to block any connection to VeriSign in my MVPS Host file as well as blocking the two IP addresses in Comodo Firewall, steps recommended therein. Well, I no longer have any doubts. Just today, after installing the latest Comodo version 2.4, I had an instance in my Comodo log of that particular firewall block rule (outbound) being fired and a connection attempt was made to IANA, but by way of a VeriSign IP address! Comodo stopped the connection attempt dead in its tracks.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,171...hilite=verisign

Edited by buttoni, 21 January 2007 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:23 AM

THanks for sharing this.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 11:31 AM

Make sure you keep your list files updated.

I use a protection tool myself, and right now there are over 2.9 billion ip addresses that I block. And VeriSign is one of them.

Also, make sure you're using something that not only is blocking outbound connections to that ip address, but also blocking inbound connections to your computer from that ip address or others, that are on your blocked list.

Also, read this post:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...c=77853&st=




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