Ran on an Open Port (uh oh) - Super User © superuser.commost recent 30 from superuser.com2018-07-20T01:08:17Zhttp://superuser.com.xemphimonlines.com/feeds/question/1285047http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/rdf http://superuser.com.xemphimonlines.com/q/12850470Ran on an Open Port (uh oh) © superuser.comNaNhttp://superuser.com.xemphimonlines.com/users/8617992018-01-12T23:19:33Z2018-01-12T23:19:33Z<p>I've been working to create a basic HTML page with some simple online features (just experimenting, nothing serious). I'm using Nodejs and Socket.io for the data sharing in this project. I tested everything using an open port. Yeah, probably not the best idea.</p><p>I wasn't aware of the dangers of testing on an open port until after I realized there were multiple connections on the server and, well, there was only one me. I also realized that I was still connecting after I closed the server in the command prompt, despite refreshing multiple times. The freakiest thing was seeing the 'your location is being used' symbol flicker on and off a few times throughout, something that never happens.</p><p>My questions to you is what steps do I need to take? Am I in danger, or just crazy?</p>