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RDD Proces pops up

Postby diepchess » 2021-02-22 20:42

Hello!

Suddenly a proces "RDD Proces" popped up in top. Never saw this one before.
Where i indeed ran firefox and youtube video the proces was eating 50% cpu time - realize that on background i run prime number software crunching at all cores 24/24.

https://primes.utm.edu/bios/page.php?id=4088

Very obviously this RDD proces getting used to hack me.

If i typed:

cd /
px - ax | grep RDD

Then i couldn't find RDD proces.
Also as root it wasn't possible.

When as root i noticed the proces in top i killed the processnumber.
Now suddenly it shows up AFTER i killed it.

root@thegathering:/# ps -ax | grep RDD
10284 ? Z 57:19 [RDD Process] <defunct>
12441 pts/2 R+ 0:00 grep RDD
root@thegathering:/#

If i grep through filesystem i can find it nowhere. Duckduckgo'ing on it says that firefox starts it.
But how do i avoid firefox to start this one up again?

It is very obvious that RDD Process here was getting used for hacking type purposes.

After i killed it the video (in this case Within Temptation) ran further on youtube without problems.

How to avoid anyone managing getting 'out of the box' in firefox starting a proces which i can find nowhere which doesn't show up in 'ps' and only is visible after i killed the process_id?
It seems stealthy type of thing. How is this possible in linux?

I design 3d printer here. I hope to sell for a billion dollar. How can i criminal prosecute the dude who decided this? (it's not like there is nothing to steal here).

Any information more than welcome!

Kind Regards,
Vincent Diepeveen
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Re: RDD Proces pops up

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2021-02-23 05:20

Stop watching YouTube videos or set media.rdd-process.enabled to false in about:config

You really should learn how to use search engines... :roll:
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Re: RDD Proces pops up

Postby diepchess » 2021-02-28 13:16

Thanks, I see the problem now.

I had typed about:config before but then i get a window saying "this might void your warranty".
And i always clicked that away - guessing my typing was not succesful!

There is a button there 'accept the risk'.

I clicked that now and then i see a lot of settings.

Why is this media.rdd-process.enabled not default in firefox disabled?

Now i must write down that after every install of linux with firefox i must first set this to disabled?

How do procedures work there in debian?
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Re: RDD Proces pops up

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2021-02-28 15:29

diepchess wrote:Why is this media.rdd-process.enabled not default in firefox disabled?

Ask a search engine.

diepchess wrote:Now i must write down that after every install of linux with firefox i must first set this to disabled?

Yes.
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