Internet everywhere and poor security practices: a disaster in the making?

By learninmypc
Mar 24, 2013
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  1. We often hear about botnets (networks of infected computers) being used to send out spam, perform Distributed Denial of Service attacks or other nefarious activities by the bad guys. Well, an unidentified researcher thought there was much more that could be done with a botnet and took on an unprecedented mission to map out the Internet by looking at how many single IP addresses were in use. An ambitious goal you might say, but considering the botnet was scanning billions of ports per hour, it provides a never-before seen view and “census” of the Internet IPv4 address space.
  2. Kunming

    Kunming TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I've seen this and it's quite impressive really.

    I share in the worry of many things being connected to the internet, but security
    being a distant thought. I can't imagine how things will look like, with all the ideas about
    "smart homes" and such. Imagine a fully hackable home...
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,304   +326

    Yes, isn't technology fun:oops:
  4. Kunming

    Kunming TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Technology is fun ^^
    It's just when people care more about bells and
    whistles than anything else, that things can go wrong.
    I mean heck, some countries are creating "smart" electric
    grids. Yay, more stuff to target for other nations eh.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,304   +326

    Yes, I don't want/need any fancy technology, am grateful for the pc I'm on:)

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