Avast blog: Why is eBay port scanning my PC?

Every week brings more security news and this week is  about an interesting piece of Javascript that can run in your browser if you happen to use eBay under a particular set of circumstances. The code can scan your computer and send information back to a security vendor, which could be used to track your movements across the Internet.

You can read my column for the Avast blog where I explain what is port scanning, what information is being collected, why an eBay contractor is doing it — supposedly to reduce fraud — and how security researchers figured out what was going on.

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