The Hacks of Mr. Robot: How to Use the Shodan API with Python to Automate Web Scanning

Shodan calls itself “the search engine for internet-connected devices." With so many devices connected to the internet featuring varying levels of security, the special capabilities of this search engine mean it can provide a list of devices to test and attack. In this tutorial, we’ll use Python to target specific software vulnerabilities and extract vulnerable target IP addresses from Shodan.
Any device connected to the internet must reveal some sort of information regarding itself. This can be relatively limited, as clever system configurations can block most undesired requests. On some… more