Here at Plixer, we love giving demonstrations of our product and Go To Meeting is a beautiful tool to show our potential customers the functionality and features of Scrutinizer.

Of course, when giving these demos, sometimes we find things on our own network that we didn’t really anticipate. It was during one such demonstration that my boss found traffic that suggested my laptop was infected with a worm. Let me tell you, that was kinda embarrassing…

So the other day, I’m sitting at my desk and listening to Mike during his presentation when I hear the words, “This looks legitimate…” and “Mitch, your laptop is scanning the network.”

Here we go again…

The funny thing was that our DNS server was running with some old lookup records, so Scrutinizer resolved the IP in question as MixMasterMitch when in reality, it was Mike’s own laptop.

You heard that right. Mike’s laptop was the one that was doing the port scans. At least I’m not alone anymore…

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Ryan Slosser

My name is Ryan. I work in development here at Plixer. I mostly deal with hardware deployment. I enjoy kayaking and fishing during the summer and skiing in the winter. People can count on me and I always give 100% unless I'm donating blood.

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