Upon monitoring my network connection (I was actually checking on something else and caught it out the corner of my eye), while trying to run a report I noticed something strange.
A simple is for those two IPs lead to:
Ok, so a cloud center - sure I get that with the data protect (even though it's not enabled on this company file and has never been so).
The second is another lead to something called AppNexus
[color=#666666][font=Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=3] [Querying whois.arin.net][/size][/font][/color] [Redirected to rwhois.appnexus.net:4321] [Querying rwhois.appnexus.net] [rwhois.appnexus.net] %rwhois V-1.5:003eff:00 01.coreinfra.nym1.appnexus.net (by Network Solutions, Inc. V-188.8.131.52) %referral rwhois://root.rwhois.net:4321/auth-area=. %ok
So why is AppNexus so interesting to me? Well, because my information is GOING OUT to AppNexus while running a report in QuickBooks. I can find NO mention of AppNexus anywhere on Intuits website (or even google for that matter).
Anyone else find this funny or am I being over paranoid at this point? I've got concerns with a thirdparty being involved in my or my client's companies financial books.