What is SHODAN:
Shodan is the world’s first hackers Search engine that scans devices connected to the Internet and shows you it’s vulnerability. It’s an extreme motivation for that Hacker Beginners who really is ready to give what it takes to become the dream guy one day. You can find millions of Vulnerable Routers, Websites, Database, CCTV live footage and many other. These devices are really easy to hack into just for practice sake or for fun.
Shodan Search Engine is a hacker cheat engine that gives you infinite resources to practice various techniques, basically you can take it as your Laboratory.
Shodan was developed in 2009 by John Matherly & unlike other normal search engines Shodan looks for specific in-depth information that can be easily hacked.
What Can Shodan do for us:
We can gain access to innumerable online servers, network devices, home security systems.
Shodan can find us
- Traffic signals
- Video projectors
- Home heating systems,
- SCADA systems that for instance control nuclear power plants and electrical grids. If it has any web interface Shodan can definitely find that for us.
Filters for search Optimization
|City||Find devices in a particular city|
|Country||Find Devices in a particular country|
|Geo||You can pass it coordinates|
|Host-name||Find values that match the host-name|
|Net||Search based on an IP or /x CIDR|
|OS||Search based on an Operating System|
|Port||Find particular posts that are open|
|Before/After||Find results within a time-frame|
|Product||To find a particular product|
How to use SHODAN?
Go to Shodan.io and sign up with your mail, Now you are all set to use the most amazing Search Engine in the World
After you register you can click on “Get Started” or search by typing.
Search for webcam to get a list of webcams online around the world, you can get into any of the listed as it is all vulnerable. You can even search for webcams with specific location applying country filter or even by applying city filter. “Webcam country:IN” and for putting a city filter “Webcam country:IN city:”Bangalore”
Similarly searching for “traffic signals” will certainly give all the traffic surveillance camera online and accessible.
Same way you will just have to search “routers” on the search bar and you will get all open and vulnerable routers thats connected to Internet on that moment.
Searching for “cisco” will show you all the cisco routers in the world but you can search them by country. Like, here, i have found cisco routers in India and result is below image
Likewise searching for Scada, Netcam, GPS will give you results as per the term you use.
This one is the most attractive feature, based on your purpose you can search for different ports that are vulnerable, I have search here port 3389 where I am getting access to direct index directory of web servers.
This is how Shodan is useful for hackers as it gives all the information necessary to collect that too all over the world. And so you can manipulate this information as you desire and get your work done.
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