SHODAN- Satan of the Internet

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I hope you all have get basic information about Google dorks and how it can be applied to our penetration testing from my previous posts. Today I’m gonna share with you something interesting and helpful to your penetration testing journey. Yes, it is SHODAN. Have you heard about this hackers worthy search engine? If you not, don’t worry. Let’s make sure you are not gonna miss this time.

“Shodan is a search engine that lets the user find specific types of computers (webcams,routers,servers, etc.) connected to the internet using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a search engine of service banners, which are metadata that the server sends back to the client.This can be information about the server software, what options the service supports, a welcome message or anything else that the client can find out before interacting with the server.” –Wikipedia

So you get shodan a little bit right? Now, how are we going to search these on line devices (IOT) with the help of shodan? Just visit SHODAN.

Now you can submit your queries such as webcams, default password etc. If you are lucky you will get access to those devices without a password or with default password like admin. You can go through various categories like industrial control systems, databases, webcams etc in Shodan Explore if you want to. From your shodan result pages select IP addresses that you wanna get in it.Shodan also retrieves information like ports, services, headers, location information etc.You have to extend your search for more results, all you have to do is create an account in shodan. But you have to pay for more than two pages of results.

Shodan mobile application available in both android and apple devices, one more thing shodan add-on available on firefox so you should try it once at least.

Example result of the netcam search in shodan:
Comcast Cable Added on 2018-02-06 09:54:33 GMT
United States, San Jose Details
HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Content-Type: text/html
Connection: keep-alive
Pragma: no-cache
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="Netcam"
Content-Length: 17

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  1. great tool but you haven’t really said anything that enables us to use shidan better,

  2. Shodan is a great tool for simple dorks, however if you are considering paying for it it is normally worth considering paying for and spinning a VM up, then using massscan or other high volume scanning tools for specific enumeration via proxychains or other proxy tunnels. Cost based and efficiency based gains.

  3. good information

  4. I’ve been using Shodan for some time now, I even purchased a lifetime membership. You do have to purchase credits if you want to create reports that are up-to-date.

    The last one I did was checking servers worldwide for ‘Heartbleed’ infection.
    You can see the report, that took just over an hour to create on Shodan.

    Heartbleed 14-01-2018 12:33 GMT

    Creating reports that are global costs 20 credits. With a lifetime membership, you are given 20 credits to start with.

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