November 6, 2000
Scanning the Internet in real time
Author: JT Smith
An article on SecurityFocus discusses Quova's new Internet scanning service. Called GeoPoint, the system is able to match up IP addresses with physical locations. During GeoPoint's construction phase, Quova's network probes aroused the ire of system administrators who "likened the scanning to a burglar looking for unlocked doors, while others complained about the false alarms the probes produced."