The Search Engine For Hacking IP Cameras (Shodan)

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Sep 10, 2013

With the US FTC cracking down on an IP camera manufacturer for security / privacy violations, concern over camera vulnerabilities have increased significantly. In this note, we review an online tool that is rapidly gaining in popularity as the search engine to quickly find and compromise online devices like IP cameras. We show you how it is done with a video screencast that demonstrates how lightning fast this engine makes hacking cameras.

Background of Shodan

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