Shodan the Google of hackers


There are many search engines, but undoubtedly the most used and famous is Google. This one has managed to crush its competitors, such as Bing, or the Yahoo! search engine. In recent times, anonymity has become almost an obsession for many, and search engines for the deep web and others such as DuckDuckGo have also become known.

But in this article we are not going to talk about any of them, but about Shodan ( In the world it is known as "the Google of hackers", since it is a powerful search engine that allows you to find servers and devices on the Internet that run very specific services. This can be used to find targets or for information gathering. Perhaps it reminds us of Google Dorks and with good reason ..., since we can also use operators to filter searches.

Furthermore, the power of Shodan united with that of the Python programming language to create certain scripts can be very useful. This combination is made possible by a Shodan library for Python. Likewise, like Google Dorks, Shondan also has search filters, which are:

Filter Description
City Search results for a specific city.
country Search results from a specified country.
geo Search results by specifying a latitude and longitude.
hostname Only the results belonging to the indicated domain name.
NET Searches directed at network segments.
os Filter results with a specific operating system.
port Filter results with a port.

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