like these kinds of charts. In this case it is a
map of all the Internet connected devices
in the world, or at least
per the 2.7 billion IP addresses (310 million replies) that computer
security guru HD Moore pinged to get data for his map. On his off time
as a researcher at
, he uses an arsenal of computers at home to run such experiments.
Says Moore, "I have a lot of cooling equipment to make sure my house
doesn't catch on fire." Part of the goal was to determine how many people
never changed the default password for their modems and other gateway
devices. It was a lot. Although everything he did was legal, he did
get complaints from some of the pinged. Do you still have the default
password on your wireless router? I just checked a few of my neighbors'
WiFi connections and didn't find any with 'default' as the password.
Posted April 2013