I'm newly trying to do some tutorials in dapp development and I ran into an issue with security.
I was trying to sync with testnet through geth. For the most part, it went smoothly. However, I was alerted that the geth command tried to communicate with a suspected malicious IP address. The IP in question (and information about where the address has been used maliciously in the past) is: https://www.virustotal.com/#/ip-address/18.104.22.168
The command I used specifically was:
geth --testnet --syncmode "fast" --rpc --rpcapi db,eth,net,web3,personal --cache=1024 --rpcport 8545 --rpcaddr 127.0.0.1 --rpccorsdomain "*" --bootnodes "enode://email@example.com:30303,enode://firstname.lastname@example.org:30303"
Though I also tried the one on Github: https://github.com/ethereum/ropsten
Now I'm afraid of continuing to run the command. Can someone with more experience explain what are the implications of this and if it's secure to continuing running geth on my machine? How do I minimize risks if I want to continue developing on a personal computer? I'd prefer not to buy a completely separate computer just for dabbling in dapp development.
Thanks in advance for any help on this.