A Search Engine That Finds Vulnerable Internet-Connected Devices Such as Cameras and Baby Monitors

“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…

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