Firefox sending huge mystery
irons.charles at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 14:58:08 UTC 2014
On Fri, 2014-12-05 at 09:41 -0500, Niles Rogoff wrote:
> An attempted poodle3 exploit is unfeasible when you're on a private
> network, I wasn't thinking very clearly. Just ignore that
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 December 2014 at 14:11, Niles Rogoff
> <nilesrogoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Disable all your add-ons and see if it still happens. If it
> doesn't, it may be a malfunctioning script on a page you have
> open, or an attempt to exploit poodle3
> Poodle3? Google did not suggest anything obvious, but did
> some items that I did not want to know about.
> > On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Charles Irons
> <irons.charles at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Good day all
> >> I noticed data transmission going on in the System Monitor
> that I did not start.
> >> It has sent out 127MB today.
> >> After hunting for a cause I closed Firefox and the
> transmission stopped.
> >> Can anyone explain what Firefox is doing please? I am
> alarmed that my security is at risk.
> >> Thanks for your advice. Chas IRONS
> >> --
Phew. It seems the panic is over thanks Colin and Niles.
I restarted Firefox without any recurrence.
I run vanilla Ubuntu 14.04.1 so there are no fancy addons.
I was logged into Gmail and my ISP customer console. Our city is load
shedding and their website was overloaded.
I will watch the monitor and kill Firefox if it happens again.
Thanks again for your help. ChasI
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