Genesis Auto Update is causing unexpected issues on german hosting providers. ๐Ÿ˜

234x60_06For a few weeks I recieve messages about dangerous outgoing connections to from a german hosting provider. I knew there is only WordPress running and my first thought was it is any plugin doing crappy things. After deactivating the most of them I thought it has to be Jetpack.

But then I discover the IP is from which means that probably the auto update of the Genesis Framework is causing this.
The prove is here:

in the theme file genesis/lib/functions/upgrade.php we can find a call to
$url     = '';
a ping on directly points to

If you want to avoid this just try to uncheck auto updates in the theme options.
et voilร  another Genesis problem solved.