I have clicked deny everytime, and I have checked that the firewall rule states block. Yet it keeps appearing. I realize at this point that I am actually unsure what this dialog window is asking. ie is it saying that an incoming connection is being attempted, and whether I want to accept it, or is it just asking in general whether I want to allow it?

If it's the former, considering this happens on two different networks for the same device, I can't think of any way in which that should be possible.

Is there a way to determine what connection is being attempted, or has anyone else had this start over the last month or so?

Edit: I have found a few other posts related to this, so I don't think this is an isolated issue.

Edit 2: Its in the stats block, but if I check the rules using the terminal it isn't there.

Edit 3: Disabled all my extensions and then rebooted, doesn't do it with them all disabled, but I can't figure out why it would need to verify itself if they are enabled, and none of these are odd extensions:

  • Privacy Badger
  • Https everywhere
  • Ublock Origin
  • Umatrix

I'll also add that after disabling them all and starting chrome, the re-enabling them didn't seem to trigger the dialog window.

Edit 3: Ok as far as I can tell, after disabling and re-enabling extensions, Privacy Badger is the one that is triggering this, although I have no idea why.

  • Chrome or Chromium? Which version? Which version of MacOS? Can you kindly check the signature by running the following command in Terminal: codesign --verify -vv /Applications/Chromium.app ? Jul 2, 2022 at 16:41
  • Try to clear the extended file attributes of app bundle and its internal files you can use via the terminal: xattr -cr out/Default/Chromium.app and then apply ad-hoc signing to the whole app bundle: codesign --force --deep --sign - out/Default/Chromium.app Jul 2, 2022 at 16:48
  • there is actually a thread here on the subject which suggest this (and an additional solution which suggest to replace the code signature). Jul 2, 2022 at 16:55
  • @slartibartfast Chrome. Current version is 103.0.5060.53, but it was around 99.0.4844 when this started. On Montenery 12.4, but probably whatever version was out in march when this started. Jul 4, 2022 at 9:59
  • @slartibartfast it keeps saying the command verify isn't found. Do I need to run it as sudo? Should the file path for the app not be different given its the chrome helper app, not chromium.app ? Jul 4, 2022 at 10:01


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