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Wow, this is pretty cool  🙂  Post in comments if I should throw on the HD version.

Red — Unpatched
Yellow — Patched, but the NAT is screwing things up
Green — OK

(Update: HD Version, thanks to Clarified Networks!)


Categories: Security
  1. August 6, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    HD version would make this look awesome on my TV. I plan on making it my screensaver if you post the HD version. Hope your having fun in Vegas see you this weekend.


  2. 3210
    August 6, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Interesting indeed. Personally, I would really like to see the HD version.

  3. August 6, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Sure, let’s see the HD version. 🙂

  4. August 7, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Hey Dan,

    Really cool animation, I like it!!

  5. idl3mind
    August 7, 2008 at 12:54 am

    I would love to see an HD version

  6. ricardo
    August 7, 2008 at 1:52 am

    yeah HD version must rock

  7. August 7, 2008 at 3:02 am

    HD would be shiny!

    How was this generated? it’s a nice way to show this kind of thing.

  8. raaka
    August 7, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Hy Dan,

    i would like to see an HD version


  9. Loren McNett
    August 7, 2008 at 5:46 am

    I’d love to see the HD version. what’s the time span on this?

  10. Hellfire
    August 7, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Interesting how Europe seemed to patch much earlier than the US.

  11. August 7, 2008 at 7:02 am

    please post the HD version

  12. Jimbo
    August 7, 2008 at 7:39 am

    Yes on the HD version.

    Anyone notice how Europe seemed to get green sooner and faster than the US? I hope its cuz we’re more cautious and do more testing first? Anyway – cool animation, very creative!

  13. Milbo
    August 7, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Hey cool, I would like to see the HD version too.

  14. szanne
    August 7, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    This is very nice.

  15. foonyak
    August 7, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    HD Please! Thanks for the animation it is wonderful.

  16. August 7, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Thiết kế web, thiet ke web, Thiết kế website, thiet ke website, design

  17. Jim McDash
    August 7, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Dude that is a really good article indeed.


  18. Dan
    August 7, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    I love how towards the end it shows “waves” of servers being updated from east to west, showing the typical hours of the day the network admins are in their offices around the world patching the servers 🙂

  19. August 7, 2008 at 7:06 pm


    Where’d the data come from?


  20. August 7, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Wow. That is really cool. Really interesting that Eastern Europe patched noticibly faster (maybe just b/c of the lack of traffic?) than western Europe and the US.

  21. August 7, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    HD would be awesome, and I was just out of vegas and wanting to go, but I had a road trip that was just a wee-bit off of timing.

  22. Casper
    August 7, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    YE let´s see the HD version

  23. panse
    August 8, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Hi Dan,

    that’s pretty awesome. Great Work.
    Let’s see the HD version 😉

    hope to see you at the 25C3.

  24. August 8, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Big vote for the HD version!

    We are witnessing, and building, something truly profound.

  25. August 8, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Neat. I’ve never seen a map showing the discord between the “west” and the rest of the world. That big swath over South America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East is just depressing.

  26. Fred
    August 8, 2008 at 2:49 am


    I’d like to see a colour blind version. My stoopid eyes can’t see the difference in this animation.

    Looks cool though. Would like to follow the information though.

  27. August 8, 2008 at 3:50 am

    \o/ comments again \o/
    Do you have any automatics deployed on when to go static? ;o)

    Yes we totally want the HD version.

  28. August 8, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Very nice animation! One question on the HD version, what codec does it use? For some reason i cannot play it…

  29. August 8, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Very inspiring animation.

    If I think myself into the situation: what in the WAN isn’t affected by DNS – and what on the globe is working without Internet access any more?

    Nuclear power stations offer remote administration, VPNds need DNS… who uses an IP nowadays? Very few suspect individuals as I’d say. The rest of the world doesn’t look through the RFCs like that.

    So Dan: you found the krown-vulnerability. Sign my PGP key for me *g* at 25c3 🙂

    No seriously: the animation shows how a nightmare has been prevented by good and IT-work as it should be.
    I think you could have sold this knowledge as a weapon. – Could have worked. And even if there envious people or dump ones. Good work from my point of view.

  30. F Sheffler
    August 8, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    The HD version may give folks using QuickTime fits. If they go to http://perian.org/ they can download a free prefs file that will let them view it.

  31. August 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    You are welcome Dan! It was a pleasure 🙂 Let us know if anyone needs some special versions: we already did a zoom-in of Finland synced with CERT-advisories.

  32. August 20, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    wow, nice

  33. September 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for posting this web clip.

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