eBay caught literally port scanning its users’ computers.
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@aral I imagine it's for tech support scams where scammers get remote-desktop access to computers saying they'll fix something and do nasty stuff, maybe?
I can't think of even a malicious reason why eBay would do this, except "just for the sake of it".
@aral That practice is around since some years.
As the scan is limited to some well known ports with malicious intent, I would think it's really more a protection than a surveillance method. But it's creepy that it's possible.
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