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Re: 360.cn Website
From: Kevin Halgren <kevin.halgren () WASHBURN EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:56:33 -0600
That's a tough call for various reasons. It's most likely from Chinese
nationals who are using the free 360.cn antivirus software on their
computers. That software seems quite popular but is of questionable
value from a protection perspective and there is speculation it provides
a backdoor for Chinese government monitoring of individuals and a
bridgehead into remote network for malicious activity on the part of the
Chinese government or independent agents.
Like so many things China-related, it's at least semi-legitimate but not
something I'd ever trust personally.
See here for more:
On 11/19/2012 2:13 PM, Tatum, Jeff wrote:
Does anyone know if the 360.cn website, or associated software is
legitimate antivirus and antimalware?
I've noticed some odd traffic heading to qurl.f.360.cn on port 53.
They're not DNS queries, but seems to be a large payload of encoded data.
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