Re: Unusual Connections in Netstat
The reason why the connection is waiting to be timed out is because he is using Internet Explorer, which neglected to close the socket after it was closed. This is not NORMAL, all other browsers destroy opened sockets on termination. This is why it's left to time out, it slightly increases secuirty risk but not much.
Leaving an open socket to time-out is bad programming practice, that's like allocating so much memory then never releasing it after you're finished.
You could switch browsers, which would destroy the socket, killing the connection.
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