Friday, 20 September 2013

Every dot is a hacked device. Beautiful GIF of global Internet action.

Ants farming aphids.
Canada's just barely civilized and Africa is still the Dark Continent.  This dynamic gif comes from "Internet Census 2012" and shows hundreds of thousands of insecure devices that were found embedded in the internet with "empty or default credentials".  Their location is a proxy for the location of all active devices on earth.  These charming dots of light are no doubt being farmed by botnets, like an aphid colony being milked by ants.

h/t to smalldeadanimals for noting the image's existence.

Activity by day and by night

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