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Whose watching you?
06-14-2010, 01:28 AM,
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Whose watching you?
I have been lazy here lately about checking the IP's that hit my system. Normally I check them more often. So tonight I am going through quite a lengthy list and I am finding that almost all of the IP's are going back to two primary places. Both in DC and they seem to be running their routes from Indy, to Dayton, to Chicago and then DC. The two constant intruders are: Level3 Communications (L3) and Akamai Technologies. Akamai is more of a culprit. L3 I know is dark from my experience working at Presidential Air (Blackwater) I learned that there were 2 primary security outfits that no one normally hears about that does alot of government blackop work - L3 and Triple Canopy. They hire out security forces for various things. Anyway, I did some research on Akamai Technologies and this is something of interest I ran across on them. Is anyone else getting alot of hits from this place?

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by_crikey
16-05-2003, 07:34 PM
Anyone heard of deploy.akamaitechnologies.com? A program on my computer keeps trying to connect to the following address: a203-167-223-234.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com

I have been unsuccessful at trying to establish what program this is. All I get is a Network connections box pop-up saying 'You (or a program) have requested information from a203-167-223-234.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com. Which connection do you want to use?'. No suspect programs running in the Windows Task Manager list. I used neotrace to look up the address...and got this

Name: a203-167-223-234.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com
IP Address: 203.167.223.234
Location: Boston (42.358N, 71.100W)
Network: CLIX-FREEFLOW-NZ

One hop to that address from my system. What's up?

godfather
16-05-2003, 07:41 PM
Akamai provide logistics (server resource) for such programs as McAfee antivirus and others.

It might be as innocent as your anti-virus program wanting to auto-update?

webblogger
18-03-2005, 06:23 AM
My Microsoft Word wanted to connect to the same adress. I found it weird and i blocked the access. I did some googling and found this. However i never enabled automatic updates for Office XP.

from:http://forum.iamnotageek.com/history/topic.php/769898-1.html

Posted by: Patrick Pitre

Ross,

Akamai provides many IT services like application hosting, content delivery, and streaming media services, but they are probably best known for their massive distributed computer infrastructure. In lay terms, they have upwards of 15,000+ servers positioned around the globe providing content (software downloads, etc) and media (like QuickTime, RealAudio, or Windows Media files) for their customers (the likes of Apple, GM, MTV, Department of Defense, IBM, Microsoft, Monster.com, Yahoo!, Adobe...).

So for instance, say your company developed a web site/application for use by your customers. On this website, you wanted to make available a few hundred moderate length video clips. If you intend your website to have even moderate traffic, you will quickly realize the potentially prohibitive time/energy/costs involved with building an infrastructure capable of delivering this content - to make those files available reliably you'll need lots of bandwidth, reliable servers with a backup strategy, redundant power and A/C, lots of RAID-ed disk space, finely tuned security precautions, lots of manpower to watch over everything, and on and on and on.

This is where Akamai comes in. They have the infrastructure already in place to deliver these services. Companies can save money by having Akamai deliver their content for them. Akamai has become so ubiquitous that it's hard to go a day without (perhaps unknowingly) pulling at least some content of one of their servers, as you have discovered!

I hope this helps.

Patrick Pitre

Have a nice day!

Jamuz
18-03-2005, 06:42 AM
I tried pinging to deploy.akamaitechnologies.com using CMD but no pinging respond from it.

GolobResearch
23-06-2005, 09:57 PM
Akamai Technologies first showed up in my computer within the "Active Ports" window, which displays IP address attached to specific ports. This web address which was displayed took the form: axxx-xxx-xxx-xxx.deploy.akamaitechnologies.net:http where the alpha character "a" is followed by four groups of numbers, corresponding to the numbers in an IP address. The difference with the Akamai Technologies IP-like address is that the four groups of digits are separated by a dash, " - ", and not a period, as is the case with a true Internet Protocol (IP) address. The IP-like Akamai Technologies address seems to be a Akamai dirty trick. IF THE FOUR SETS OF DIGITS are entered in ARIN, for example, where the digit sets, WHEN SEPARATED BY A PERIOD IN AN ARIN ENTRY, and NOT a dash, a web site name is displayed in the ARIN search engine.

What one must understand is that the four sets of digits, separated by a comma, in the Akamai Technologies IP-like address are NOT related to an address with four sets of digits separated by periods. The true motive for Akamai Technologies use of four sets of digits that is a true IP address, ONLY IF SEPARATED BY PERIODS, is not known for sure. The Akamai address may lead one to believe that a website, such as AOL or Google, may be related to the Akamai IP address on a particular port. This could not be further from the truth. I have seen four sets of digits in the Akamaized IP address, which DID correspond to AOL and Google ONLY IF THEY WERE SEPARATED BY PERIODS IN THE AKAMAIZED AOL OR GOOGLE IP ADDRESS. Initially, this led me to believe that AOL and Google was involved in inserting Akamai Trojan Plugins into Internet Explorer. This was not true, after discovering the pattern of deception by Akamai Technologies in using four sets of digits that corresponded to a true IP address, such as AOL or Google.

Another trick that Akamai Technologies uses is installing desktop shortcuts that appear to be the shortcuts of applications. Akamai Technologies takes a legitimate website, such as 12.TNSSEARCH.COM (from a company in Moscow, Russia - this really happened), and uses the components of the website, such as 12.TNSSEARCH.COM, for their installation in a personal computer. The computer user, unless experienced, believes that the website components were pasted to the desktop of one's computer - THIS COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. The website, from which the shortcuts of applications are converted to html internet shortcuts, would not likely know that Akamai Technologies is installing "personally identifiable" website components without the permission of the owner of the website. This dirty trick by Akamai Technologies is disrupting the internet while I write this message.


Akamai Technologies evolved from MIT. It works with embedded html components, and streaming and broadcasting the html components over the internet worldwide. It uses a clever browser Trojan Horse plugin to convey and install website components, such as html shortcuts. With one re-start of the computer, the shortcuts vanish from the computer, leaving one to wonder what was going on. With the shortcut installations, another finding was discovered. Using the application "DU Meter," which gives a graphical image of uploads and downloads, I noticed very recently that there was a lengthly upload. Akamai Technologies was copying files from my computer and uploading them to a destination computer. This makes Akamai Technologies not only a cyberterrorist; it makes Akamai Technologies agents for espionage of computer data. It was also brought to my attention, from articles on the web about Akamai Technologies, that the Israeli government is using/working with Akamai Technologies. It is very clever to insert a set of four digits into the Akamai IP address that belongs to an innocent website. If the Akamai IP address is seen, the computer user may look-up the four sets of digits in ARIN, for example, and blame a company which is not involved in Akamai espionage, such as 12.TNSSEARCH.Com. It may lead the naive computer user to believe, in this case, that the Republic of Russia is conducting espionage in the United States. THIS COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. My study of Akamai Technologies disruption of the internet is only in its beginning stages. When I find out more information, I may blow the cover on Akamai Technologies entirely. This kind of cyber-terrorism from a MIT evolved company has no place on the World Wide Web. It will be eventually stopped.

curtispsf
05-01-2007, 09:21 AM
AKAMAI is very suspicious...A year ago, someone hacked into my desktop and laptops macs, and turned file sharing on and remote desktop agent on. A subroutine was collecting everything I downloaded, uploaded, saved or trashed. Through log activity I could see that my whole drive had been downloaded. I was able to locate a phony certificate generated from AKAMAI along with instrucions on how to generate certificates for access. My computer is now stealthed with software, a router and mac's firewall. Yet Akamai continually tries to make stealthed connections to TCP port 49458 visible through my ipfw logs....There is something suspicious about these folks

winmacguy
05-01-2007, 09:29 AM
I know that the Akamai servers were hacked a while back so possibly the hackers may have put some dodgy spyware on the servers that was missed or it could just be someone spoofing the IP address.

winmacguy
05-01-2007, 09:30 AM
AKAMAI is very suspicious...A year ago, someone hacked into my desktop and laptops macs,

How did they hack into your lap top Mac? Did you give them your password?

stu161204
05-01-2007, 10:39 AM
I think winmacguy is some what correct (part from the bit about Akamai servers been hacked a while back, I have never seen anything about this so I don’t know if it true)

But I think you will find someone is spoofing the IP address so it looks like its coming from them, but it not.

My :2cents:

winmacguy
05-01-2007, 10:59 AM
I think winmacguy is some what correct (part from the bit about Akamai servers been hacked a while back, I have never seen anything about this so I don’t know if it true)

But I think you will find someone is spoofing the IP address so it looks like its coming from them, but it not.

My :2cents:

DNS attack on Akamai servers. Ah the joys of Google and spending too much time surfing news websites.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/donna/archive/2004/06/18/8382.aspx

I agree with stu161204 though, most likely someone spoofing the IP address.

scurtis106
01-03-2007, 05:47 AM
I doubt that this has anything to do with akamai technologies, it would be like a burglar leaving his business card. What you do want to watch out for is leechers using your computer as a FTP server. Make sure that if you have a FTP server the security on it is very tight. If not then you will end up serving files for leechers.

Another thing to watch out for is if you use winvnc, download the newest version. Someone learned how to hack it and is doing so.

openbook199
30-04-2007, 04:29 AM
Any corporate entity whose sole raison d'etre is to hide the identities of other corporate entities engaged in potentially illegal activities in surreptitious data theft (Feds call it interstate wire fraud) and whose name spelled backwards reads like an FBI wanted poster confession - I Am Also Known AS!!! has to be considered by any competent lawyer with dollar $ in their eyes (Akamai's corporate clients are complicent in this and have very deep pockets - namely the pre-eminent search portals and anti-virus vendors) could see a very big class action law suit here. How about it! Any lawyers out there looking for the first client in a class, drop me a line!! Should be a fun ride!

Always look for the bright side of even the darkest situation. Let's prove that social justice is self-financing!

Link: http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/archive/index.php/t-33444.html

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Gotta wonder what is going on.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken




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