Just For Scary Fun

Last Update: February 08, 2015

I've been looking into different ways to increase my on-line security, since I managed (even with 2 anti-viruses and 2 spyware additions) to pick up a couple of Trojans and other tag-a-longs over the Holidays. Along my travels I found this site, that I think many here will get a kick out of. It's pretty hypnotic, so don't forget to blink >; )

http://map.ipviking.com/

What it is, is a site that shows you live ALL the hacking going on in the WORLD as it is happening. I am not an affiliate. I just think it's cool and though you all might be at least a little bit interested.

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MarineMom Premium
Do not like. Yikes!!!
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Terry661 Premium
Makes you feel like you're sitting in "THE" room with the Nuke button, doesn't it.
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trekrider Premium
Hello Terry,

You are correct ... scary fun! Thanks for sharing.

Jeff
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Terry661 Premium
Glad you like it. I'm thinking of moving to one of the continents NOT targeted! Of course they probably not targeted 'cuz they have no internet. Can't have everything, I guess.
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VitaliyG Premium
Oh Terri, it's not Halloween yet :(
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BrooklynPhil Premium
That looked like the movie "War Games" with Matthew Broderick.
I don't get viruses I'm on a Mac.
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ddigennaro Premium
Just so you are aware, Macs do get viruses. I work for a large university on the East Coast, and the students who use Macs get hit quite often.

Dave
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Terry661 Premium
I bet many of those pretty little light beams are aimed at Macs as well. They just haven't found yours yet. Lucky.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
I was born lucky. ;^)
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Terry661 Premium
Yeah, yeah. That's what they all say >; )
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ddigennaro Premium
Do you know what this site is using for their source? We typically track this traffic as part of my job.

Also, on your comment about still picking up a couple of Trojans, Nothing is foolproof. Happens to us who have done this type of work for a living.

It used to be back in the 1990's, we could stay 1 step ahead of the hackers. Now in some cases we are 2 steps behind!

Interesting site since it is the first one I have seen in color.

Thanks for sharing,

Dave
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Terry661 Premium
I'm not sure of their source, but I'll go see if the article mentioned it.
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Terry661 Premium
The company's name is "Norse" and apparently they monitor botnets as they pass through their system and thereby add the colors to make things more easy to track and too, more interesting.
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ddigennaro Premium
Thanks Terry
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