Open ports statistics for Q3 2020
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If you've read any of my posts about open ports on public IP addresses either here or on the SANS Internet Storm Center website, you probably know that I'm interested in how the internet changes over time and I try to gain at least some understanding of it by analyzing data gathered over time from Shodan. Since I'm probably not the only one who finds the changes in numbers of different open ports interesting, I've decided to start publishing quarterly charts for the number of IPs, which have some of the more interesting ports open/services accessible from the internet...

Open ports in the Time of Corona
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One of the side effects of social distancing and self-quarantining due to COVID-19 was a large increase in the use of VPNs (and, in some cases, different remote access protocols, such as RDP or SSH) by companies around the world, so that their employees might work from home. I was wondering how large this increase would be when compared to the usual state of affairs. To determine this, I took a look at data I gathered from Shodan over the course of March and made couple of - hopefully interesting - charts.