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Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet

Someone hacked almost half a million devices around the world.


How was this even possible? The “hacker” barely hacked anything. In reality, they gained access to all these systems because each had the default “root” set as a password. (Note: Always change the password on your router!) With this access in hand, they ran several tests focusing on Internet structure and activity. And what they created from all this data is a spectacular map that captures a day in the life of the Internet (and all of its users).


Why? They wanted to see what the internet looked like.

Infographic: Hackers Create An Amazing, Illegal Portrait Of The Internet

Someone hacked almost half a million devices around the world.
How was this even possible? The “hacker” barely hacked anything. In reality, they gained access to all these systems because each had the default “root” set as a password. (Note: Always change the password on your router!) With this access in hand, they ran several tests focusing on Internet structure and activity. And what they created from all this data is a spectacular map that captures a day in the life of the Internet (and all of its users).

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