What is Public Domain Scanner?

Public Domain Scanner is software which remotely audits the public domain on the Internet and determines whether bad guys (a.k.a. "crackers") can break into it or misuse it in some way.

Public Domain Scanner is a port scanner which examines the available protocols and services on Web servers of the public domain. It then analyzes the available services and protocols for vulnerabilities.

Public Domain Scanner is smart and non-destructive. It only asks for version numbers; it does not test login passwords, create a significant amount of traffic, or access or alter any data on a scanned computer. Public Domain Scanner explains how to prevent crackers from exploiting security holes found in the public domain and displays the risk level of each problem found (from Low to Very High).

Public Domain Server encrypts identifying information about whose server has been found to have vulnerabilities.


Why do we show the vulnerability of NGOs and media artists?
Network Context
What is a Public Domain Scanner?
What is Portscanning?
Exhibition Context

Art, Media and Legal Issues:
Artistic network practice on the bad guys space
Open Law
Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers

Public Domain:
For the Public Domain
Giorgio Agamben On Security and Terror
The Patriot Act