Viscosity App Attempts Silent TCP Connection over Port 443
I've recently began trying out the Viscosity App, version 1.7.5, on macOS using OpenVPN connections to my VPN provider. I use network traffic monitoring software to allow different inbound/outbound connections. After installing and configuring the app, I made an attempt to connect to one of the VPN servers and allowed the OpenVPN connection. However, I received a notice that the Viscosity App was attempting an TCP connection to their servers over port 443. This isn't a normal request for software updates or anything within the user preferences that would justify this attempted network connection. In fact, the user would not know about this connection attempt since you are not given any informative that the app would perform this request when installing it or are notified when you make a VPN request to connect with your provider. This seems quite distrustful by the developer to include a new feature that could damage the users privacy when creating a tunnel to their VPN for all of their network traffic to pass through. This attempt by the Viscosity app does not occur when the app is open, idle, and not being used for a VPN connection but only when the user initiates a request for the VPN connection. I had attempted to post an inquiry and informative on their forum but have not had any of the three posts approved. I've also contacted their support to inquire as to why this app is making this connection attempt and what is its purpose but have been ignored, as well. I'm making this post to hopefully allow others to chime in with their feedback that they have witnessed this on their platforms and to give feedback to the developers about this being unacceptable.