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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2018, 15:00    Post subject:  Shodan
Subject description: the world's first search engine for Internet-connected devices


Monitor Network Security

Keep track of all the computers on your network that are directly accessible from the Internet. Shodan lets you understand your digital footprint.

This is a great tool. Basically, these people constantly scan the entire Internet – including your router. They’ve put the results of this into a search engine that allows anyone to search for details on devices, ports and server software that is running out there. Anyone can see these results, though paid accounts get more features. And yes, this means threat actors can see this information, too. Before you ask why they have thrown information about you out there to everyone, consider that Shodan isn’t the only entity doing this kind of scanning. Real threat actors have their own scanners, too. In fact, this actually makes you more secure, because now you can see what is exposed on your router, without having to run your own scanner. As a side benefit, you’ll probably become addicted to scrolling through thousands of unsecured webcams which are inadvertently configured to allow you to view the video feed. Browsing Shodan can be mesmerizing, because it is dumbfounding how many insecure devices are out there and publicly accessible to the Internet.

To search for your home router on Shodan, the first thing you will need is your router’s external facing IP address. There are many websites that can provide this to you. Some search engines, like Google and Bing will actually show you this information by simply searching for “what is my ip address”. Now that you have the IP address, navigate to Shodan and simply paste the IP address into the search box. If you don’t get any results, your router likely didn’t show any ports to be open during their most recent scan. If you do get results, pay attention to the “Last Update” field. Your home router IP address can change periodically, which is a downside of using Shodan for a home network. If the scan shows a recent time stamp, the results are more likely to be legitimate.

Source : https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/08/how-to-see-what-your-router-is-exposing-to-the-internet/

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