[RANT]Man my fire's lit. I just realized that a site I visit is doing a port scan on every visitor to it. While the average Joe doesn't understand the implication, I'll paint you a picture.
People who want to crack into other people's computers figure out which ones they want to attack by initially doing a port scan. In industry this is widely seen as an attack, regardless of the reasons, if the user hasn't given their express permission. Since you have to visit the site to see any warning about this, the admin's effectively taken the "I'm the Almighty" angle. People have been fired and lawsuits have been brought against such individuals before. Anyway, his cover is that they're "checking for proxy servers". Nice idea, but impractical in reality. You can detect these if you check your firewall logs.
Guess I won't ever be going back. Worst of all, I know this Admin's the type who wouldn't hesitate to plant a nice keylogger or other attack on anyone's computer.[/RANT]
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