So a few days ago, I was playing around with nmap on my home network, just reviewing a few command line options. It’s really remarkable exactly how much stuff is attached to my network these days. I don’t think I’m exceptional in this regard either — I have your usual family-of-four stuff — cell phones, computers (too many of which are mine), DirecTV equipment, network provider equipment, and so on. This is a list of stuff from a network probe of my Wi-Fi. I don’t expect yours will be very different:

Figure 1: All the garbage attached to my home network. Yikes!

Source: DZone