Shodan – Hackers Search Engine

Shodan is a hackers search engine that can help you find any device connected to the internet.

Shodan: Search Engine for Hackers – [youtube.com]

Shodan has been getting a lot of publicity lately as a “scary” search engine that can be used to facilitate hacking. Annie explains how the site works, and talks with Shodan Founder John Matherly about what his hopes for the website are.

Shodan – [shodanhq.com]

Scanning for Open and Vulnerable Systems with Shodan – [wordpress.com]

I mentioned several times in the past how easy it is to scan for vulnerable systems in Shodan. I was recently asked to do some research with Shodan and in the past few weeks I have been able to dedicate a lot of time to it. In the course of my research, I found out a lot more about Shodan.

And what I found was just stunning.

During my time with Shodan, I only looked for completely open systems – no password hacking or trying default passwords. No configurations were changed and nothing was added or removed. I only viewed sites that were completely open through Shodan.

Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet – [cnn.com]

Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web looking for websites, Shodan navigates the Internet’s back channels. It’s a kind of “dark” Google, looking for the servers, webcams, printers, routers and all the other stuff that is connected to and makes up the Internet. (Shodan’s site was slow to load Monday following the publication of this story.)

Shodan runs 24/7 and collects information on about 500 million connected devices and services each month.

It’s stunning what can be found with a simple search on Shodan. Countless traffic lights, security cameras, home automation devices and heating systems are connected to the Internet and easy to spot.

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