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If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email and get a notice that an incoming request was detected from Client endpoint 127.0.0.1:65323 server endpoint 127.0.0.1:6080, is that from your own system or from someone on the net.? There is a warning the browser could be taken in control by remote client. Is the person connecting to one of the ports and using the other to access your pc. Or is it all on your own network?

If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email and get a notice that an incoming request was detected from Client endpoint 127.0.0.1:65323 server endpoint 127.0.0.1:6080, is that from your own system or from someone on the net.? There is a warning the browser could be taken in control by remote client. Is the person connecting to one of the ports and using the other to access your pc. Or is it all on your own network?

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You see such an alert about an incoming connection when you open the Browser Toolbox.

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FredMcD
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FIREFOXED said

If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email

Do you know who this someone is? I call for more help. This looks suspicious to me.

''FIREFOXED [[#question-1214345|said]]'' <blockquote> If you are asked to debug a program by someone in an email </blockquote> Do you know who this someone is? I call for more help. This looks suspicious to me.
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You see such an alert about an incoming connection when you open the Browser Toolbox.

You see such an alert about an incoming connection when you open the Browser Toolbox. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Tools/Browser_Toolbox

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cor-el said

You see such an alert about an incoming connection when you open the Browser Toolbox.

where is the alert from, my own system? it is my own debugging toolbox?

''cor-el [[#answer-1102482|said]]'' <blockquote> You see such an alert about an incoming connection when you open the Browser Toolbox. *https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Tools/Browser_Toolbox </blockquote> where is the alert from, my own system? it is my own debugging toolbox?

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If you start the Firefox debugger then you launch the debugger in a standalone window. This debugger also uses its own profile (chrome_debugger_profile in the profile folder). So this is a separate application that runs on your computer in this case as you can see by the IPs being both 127.0.0.1 (localhost)

If you start the Firefox debugger then you launch the debugger in a standalone window. This debugger also uses its own profile (chrome_debugger_profile in the profile folder). So this is a separate application that runs on your computer in this case as you can see by the IPs being both 127.0.0.1 (localhost)