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I have detected a lot of external communication with the dimdim 4.5 vmware appliance. I first noticed it when I was testing and my browser would hang when it was trying to reach google-analytics.
Just for fun I grep'd all the files in the /usr/local/dimdim directory for 'google-analytics' and this is what came back:
Now I haven't had time to look through the code to see exactly what's being reported, or set up a sniffer to see exactly what type of tracking/homing is going on, however I see it as a major security issue that this stand alone application is reporting back to google and trying to contact other outside hosts. Again, I don't know if this is a vestige of this particular vmware appliance install (I doubt it) but it would be nice to hear some comments from the developers on this subject.
Thank you Greg for posting this. I emailed them as well about this.
No problem. If you hear back from anyone on this, please post the results. Thanks!