shodan

hackers

This Cybersecurity Firm Listens to the Background ‘Noise’ of the Internet

The internet is a bustling place, with hackers constantly firing exploits against whoever they can. Cybersecurity firm GreyNoise is trying to filter out some of that noise.
Joseph Cox
12.17.18
Hacking

Someone Is Claiming to Sell a Mass Printer Hijacking Service

After one hacker bombarded printers with a message urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie, someone is now claiming to offer a mass-printing service across the internet.
Joseph Cox
12.3.18
Internet of Things

This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
Joseph Cox
11.5.18
The internet of hackable things

Nasty Bug Left Thousands of Internet of Things Devices Open to Hackers

Security researchers have found a new bug that would allow hackers to take full control of several types of Internet of Things devices.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.17
rock

Rock Star Joan Jett’s Label Left Tons of Sensitive Data Unprotected Online

The rockstar’s record label leaked more than 200 gigabytes of data through a misconfigured backup server.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.8.16
Hacking

Inventor of The Internet’s Most Terrifying Search Engine Shows Us How To Use It

Thanks to Shodan, it’s incredibly easy to find hackable things on the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.20.16
News

More Than 14,000 College Printers in the US Are Open to Hackers

Hackers could remotely abuse them to print whatever they wanted, or even brick them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.29.16
security

How Databases with Personal Info Get Accidentally Left Open on the Public Web

After the MacKeeper leak, it turns out at least 34,000 databases suffer from similar problems.
Joseph Cox
12.15.15
Gaming

5 Things a ‘System Shock’ Reboot Must Have To Be Good

How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?
Brittany Vincent
11.21.15
Hacking

Why Researchers Tricked Hackers into Attacking Fake Gas Pumps

More than 2,000 gas station monitoring devices are easy to find and hack, researchers warn.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.6.15
Hacking

Some Wind Turbines Can Be Hacked by Anyone With an Internet Connection

Welcome to the Internet of Hackable Things.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.3.15
Motherboard Blog

The Inventor of Shodan Will Help You Hack Our Internet-Enabled, Security-Free Infrastructure

All of these devices need to be on the internet to operate and Shodan – a privately developed search engine – has been busy sniffing them out.
Sam Clements
4.26.13