I just upgraded my macbook from OS X 10.11.6 to the most updated version of macOS, 10.14.6 Mojave. I also have the Little Snitch network filter installed. I know nearly nothing about information security, so when I see my computer connecting to a website in another country for reasons I can’t determine, I get a little paranoid.
For example, my network filter is showing me that my computer is contacting a particular website
adriver.ru, and it’s being contacted by a built-in system file:
I did a google search and Hybrid-Analysis says that this is a potentially malicious website… https://www.hybrid-analysis.com/sample/aeb562d94494fd967c0ef064f528956192bcff8b00033c0f9892d7cafeda174e?environmentId=120
How should I interpret:
- Every strange connection my macOS computer makes?
- Hybrid-Analysis.com telling me my built-in macOS software is contacting a malicious website?
Could it be that a legitimate, built-in process on macOS Mojave is hacked?
Am I overreacting, or should I still keep a gun next to my toaster?
As a side question: When should I stop worrying about every website my computer connects to?