Logging onto a terminal in 2015, it’s easy to forget what the Internet actually is: a massive, massive macro version of your home network. If you’ve got a phone and a computer connected to the web, that’s technically three devices, counting the router.
Now multiply that by many billions of times, and you’ve got the number of addresses that the Censys project is aiming to track, though not for arbitrary reasons. Rather, Censys is scanning the known web for security vulnerabilities, at least the obvious kinds that system administrators should know about.
The infrastructure for Censys, which is a University of Michigan project, is being provided by [...]