Millions of services that ought to be restricted are exposed on the open internet, creating a huge risk of hacker attack against databases and more.
Le sigh.Millions of systems on the internet offer services that should not be exposed to the public network. The survey uncovered 15 million nodes appearing to offer telnet (usually unencrypted), 11.2 million appearing to offer direct access to relational databases, and 4.5 million apparent printer services.
Telnet has been known to be Double Plus Ungood for about 25 years. And remote access to 11 Million databases? Gah.
Me, I recommend drinking heavily.