It is now possible to scan the internet in just under the amount of time it would take you watch an episode of Breaking Bad.
Three computer scientists headquartered at the University of Michigan announced Zmap this past Friday.
Zmap is an “open-source network scanner” designed to make internet-wide research all the more accessible.
No special equipment or “heroic effort” is required. Anyone can download Zmap from its website, and, with the help of a few tips on how to be an ethical user, start conducting their own studies.