eBay port scans visitors’ computers for remote access programs


When visiting the eBay.com site, a script will run that performs a local port scan of your computer to detect remote support and remote access applications.

Many of these ports are related to remote access/remote support tools such as the Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, TeamViewer, Ammy Admin, and more.

After learning about this, BleepingComputer conducted a test and can confirm that eBay.com is indeed performing a local port scan of 14 different ports when visiting the site.

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Source: Bleeping Computer