“Google crawls for websites. I crawl for devices,” says John Matherly, the tall, goateed 29-year-old who developed a new search engine called Shodan in 2009.
Shodan crawls the Internet looking for devices, many of which are programmed to answer. These are devices that use Internet Protocol (IP) such as security cameras, medical devices, baby monitors and even cars that can be accessed remotely. Many of such devices are vulnerable to hacking. In essence,Shodan finds such vulnerable devices that can be used by hackers for their own nefarious purposes. Such as spying on you.
Marc Gilbert, a man who had a terrifying experience with a hacked baby monitor at his home is considering a class action suit against Shodan.
Read the in-depth article on Forbes.