Scan the Entire Internet in an Hour or Less

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  1. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo [H]ard as it Gets

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    Now you can scan the entire Internet and see where the end really is. :D A research team at the University of Michigan have developed ZMap that can do the job quick as a wink and showed off their handiwork at the Usenix security conference on Friday.

     
  2. FiveFig

    FiveFig Gawd

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    faster torrents in 3, 2, 1...
     
  3. Ehren8879

    Ehren8879 [H]ardness Supreme

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    more ip scanning in 3...2...1
     
  4. Ocean

    Ocean [H]ardness Supreme

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    the author wants an apple?
     
  5. blitzkommando

    blitzkommando Gawd

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    I read that as "Unisex" at first.
     
  6. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Impressive, do have to wonder though how that could be used for wrong. if current scans take longer that is a good thing as it limits how fast somebody can port scan your network, also reduces the load on the network. If you suddenly can scan every device in a mater of minutes you are taking what was a few hours or days of traffic and making it now a minutes worth. So somebody could start up multiple scans and flood a network faster. Also you have now made it much easier for somebody to do a full port scan of your network in a few seconds instead of a few hours.
     
  7. DF-1

    DF-1 2[H]4U

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    I did too.
     
  8. Godmachine

    Godmachine [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What about entering Google into Google..


    Isn't that just as effective?
     
  9. Track Drew

    Track Drew Limp Gawd

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    The software is capable of scanning one port over the entire IPv4 address space in less then an hour using a symmetrical 1 Gbps internet connection.

    If you want to scan more then one port, or have less then a 1 Gbps connection, things will obviously take longer.
     
  10. MRAB54

    MRAB54 Gawd

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    So you're telling me this isn't going to work with my 4-5mbps up time warner connection? :(
     
  11. JimmayLong

    JimmayLong Limp Gawd

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    it will work just a fuction of time at that point. Also assumes TimeWarner doesn't flag you..
     
  12. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I would hope that they would cut off your access quickly after starting such a scan.
     
  13. Greyryder

    Greyryder Limp Gawd

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    Well, this should make it so much easier to get the internet on a floppy disk.

    Aaaand, I just dated myself.... :(