What does this message mean?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

I was just looking through my system.log file (just discoveed it) and found this entry repeated multiple times every day.

Aug 31 19:19:59 mohan-doss-computer kernel[0]: Stealth Mode connection attempt to TCP from

What does this mean and what is the result?

Thanks and cheers


  • Reply 1 of 2
    benzenebenzene Posts: 338member
    Someone appears to be trying to connect through port 80 (HTTP) to your computer's port 50214.

    Port 50214 doesn't show up in the list of registered service ports though, so maybe it's a windows worm attempting to compromise your machine.

    In any case, it doesn't look like a typical SSH or FTP attack. I wouldn't worry about it.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    tilttilt Posts: 396member
    Oh, OK Thanks Benzene
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