When users visit eBay’s website from a Windows PC, the site runs a script that performs a local port scan of the device to detect if any remote support or remote access applications are running.

As reported by BleepingComputer, many of the ports scanned by the online auction site are used for remote access and remote support tools including Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, TeamViewer and more. Upon further testing, the news outlet discovered that eBay is performing a local port scan of 14 different point when users visit its site.



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