shodan

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shodan
« on: May 20, 2013, 03:10:32 AM »
http://www.shodanhq.com/help/tour

Discuss.


I'm not sure what to think of this. A search engine for computers and cctv isn't so bad in itself, but this is set up to give you help finding exploits and will allow you download 1,000,000 computers into a handy database, will allow you to search for machines with "default password" in the header ... it all has a whiff of cyber mischief about it.

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Lorddave

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Re: shodan
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 03:26:39 AM »
Meh. It doesn't sound overly impressive. Just a lot of random pinging I suspect.
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Parsifal

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Re: shodan
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 03:49:56 AM »
This is a good thing. Maybe making security vulnerabilities easier to find will encourage software developers to be more careful about not creating these problems in the first place, and fixing them quickly when they are found.
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Re: shodan
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 01:42:27 PM »
This is a good thing. Maybe making security vulnerabilities easier to find will encourage software developers to be more careful about not creating these problems in the first place, and fixing them quickly when they are found.
Or maybe they'll continue doing exactly what they have been doing since the advent of computer science. It's not like (some) security vulnerabilities haven't been easy to find before, and it's not like they (some of them) have been addressed promptly (or at all).
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markjo

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Re: shodan
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 08:56:17 PM »
Yes, companies always appreciate it when people find and point out security holes in their systems.
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/reporters-threatened-cfaa-labeled-scripps-hackers-finding-security-hole
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Scripps News reporters discovered 170,000 Lifeline phone customer records online that contained everything needed for identity theft. After requesting an interview with the COO of TerraCom and YourTel, the reaction was kill-the-messenger style; the reporters were called "Scripps Hackers" and threatened with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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Re: shodan
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 03:31:27 AM »
Yes, companies always appreciate it when people find and point out security holes in their systems.
What people appreciate and what's actually good for them (or the majority of others) is often not the same. This is even more applicable to companies.
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