Shodan Safari, where hackers heckle the worst devices put on the internet
If you leave something on the internet long enough, person will hack it.
The reality is that many device manufacturers make it far too easy by using default passwords that are widely documented, permitting anyone to log in as “admin” and snoop around. Often, there’s no password at all.
Enter” Shodan Safari ,” a popular part-game, part-expression of catharsis, where hackers tweet and share their worst acquisitions on Shodan, a search engine for exposed machines and databases popular with security researchers. Almost anything that connects to the internet gets rubbed and labelled in Shodan’s immense search engine — including what the machine does and internet ports are open, which helps Shodan understand what the device is. If a particular port is open, it could be a webcam. If certain header comes back, it’s backend might be viewable in the browser.
Think of Shodan Safari as internet dumpster diving.
From cameras to routers, infirmary CT scanners to airport explosive detector units, you’d be amazed — and depressed — at what you can find exposed on the open internet.
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