Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet

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  1. gilaet

    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    "When people don't see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it. That's not true."

    That's according to John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet.

    Unlike Google, 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.

    Shodan searchers have found control systems for a water park, a gas station, a hotel wine cooler and a crematorium.
    Cybersecurity researchers have even located command and control systems for nuclear power plants and a particle-accelerating
    cyclotron by using Shodan.

    What's really noteworthy about Shodan's ability to find all of this -- and what makes Shodan so scary -- is that very few of
    those devices have any kind of security built into them.

    "It's a massive security failure," said HD Moore, chief security officer of Rapid 7, who operates a private version of a Shodan-like
    database for his own research purposes.


    http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/08/technology/security/shodan/
     
  2. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    Oh shit. The Shodan sounds scary.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I'm sure it's used responsibly.
     
  4. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits VIP

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    just amazing; the smartest guy here makes the worst threads
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    I'm not smart so fuck you.
     
  7. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    Never mind. I just checked it out and it looks boring
     
  8. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm thinking a new source of porn has arrived :cheer:
     
  9. Billy Brown

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    I would use that to turn on people's heat in the middle of summer.
     
  10. MatthewT

    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    i didn't say you were; you're just the smartest guy here
     
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    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    j/k you're a fucking genius :c

    srs
     
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    MatthewT Awaiting The Rapture VIP

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    wait. srs :fil:

    there, that's better. :shit: thread still
     
  13. Shivvy

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    Shodan is the SB of search engines
     
  14. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    It's not a very friendly site though. :jj:
     
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    It ain't getting any better.
     
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    Are you gonna look up schmoopy's store and turn the alarm on?
     
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    Do they pronounce that Show Dan do you think?
     
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    He's gonna look up his wife and find out where she's hiding
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    It's not The Matrix.
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    Without a "comma to the top," you have problems figurin' that out, huh? ;)