What is in.visitors.live?

Steph_M
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What is in.visitors.live? When I look in ARIN, it is registered to Google (35.201.12.9) but when I search to see what the purpose of it is, I can't find anything. The issue is our security tools are triggering on possible data loss but it looks more like a user maybe storing to google cloud but the in.visitors.live is tracking it forcing the alert. Any thoughts?  

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David FavorFractional CTO
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
This seems like a suspicious site.

Here's the simple way to block it + stop all the annoying messages.

In your /etc/hosts file or equivalent, add an entry of...

127.0.0.1 in.visitors.live

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Keep in mind this will break any code which required in.visitors.live to be accessible.

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Thank you, that is what I thought too but I couldn't find anything on it. VirusTotal shows it as clean but I did find some info on it being a tracking cookie. We can block it at the firewall, I just didn't want to go that route until I could confirm it as suspicious.
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Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
There's so little information about this site + so many people complaining about this site being accessed...

I'd say it's hinky/suspicious...

Also, in the Google forums a Google engineer verified this isn't a Google property, so it's likely someone using Google's hosting facility...

To look... less hinky... which to me makes it seems worse...

I'd 127.0.0.1 this bad boy + be done with it.

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Commented:
Done!
Thank you.
Stephanie
Top Expert 2016

Commented:
the registrar is name.com
https://www.virustotal.com/#/domain/in.visitors.live
they seem to host many android apps.  *.apk
block it and their subdomains
Sibling Domains
my-staging.visitors.live
in-staging.visitors.live
staging.visitors.live

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