public-facing IP


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public-facing IP

The IP address of a computer or router directly connected to the Internet. Also called the "public IP." See Whatsmyip.org and IP address.
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It sends out a crawler that connects to a public-facing IP addresses and sends them traffic that mimics what would come from a malware attack.
Rapid7 created a (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/08/belgium-nations-vulnerable-hacking-exposed-servers-rapid7-heat-map-internet) "heat map" of the world by scanning every public-facing IP address in the world.

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