- Feb 4, 2016
Many well-known and heavily used web sites are using a fraud protection script that port scans your local computer for remote access programs.
Last weekend, news heavily circulated that eBay.com was port scanning visitors' computers when they browsed their site.
This port scanning was conducted by the LexisNexis' ThreatMetrix fraud protection script used to detect potentially hacked computers making fraudulent purchases.
When executed, a feature of this product uses WebSockets to scan 14 different TCP ports on a visitor's computer.