uBlock Origin ad blocker now blocks port scans on most sites

From bleepingcomputer.com

uBlock Origin

A recent update to an ad block filter list now allows the uBlock Origin extension to block most of the known sites that perform port scans of your local Windows computer.

A few weeks ago, we reported that eBay is using fraud detection scripts that port scan a visitor’s computer for Windows remote access programs.

In a followup article, we showed how eleven other sites were port scanning their visitors after cybersecurity intelligence firm DomainTools shared a list of domains utilizing the fraud detection scripts.

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