I'm on Linux Mint, never connected to the internet for weeks, and still not connected, doing some python programming (Python 3.6).
I happened to look at the firewall program in it 'report' section and see this
(please not that the firewall was actually set to ALLOW outgoing until I changed it just before this screenshot (it was only set to block incoming). Again, to my knowledge I am not, and have not, been connected to the internet at all and my networking is turned off.:
I'm not a network programmer, but this seems to be showing that these applications have been accessing network ports, correct?
Why would python 3.6 (which I was using) be on this list or ever need to connect to any port at all?? Am I looking at nefarious activity here?
I've heard that software can be placed directly on the hardware of a system. IS it possible that my network interface card could be activated and used without giving any indication?
And again, why would my python 3.6 application be on a firewall report at all?
I'm very concerned about this. Can someone enlighten me?