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Shodan Eye Ethical Hacking Tool Release

Written By Akademy on Friday, January 3, 2020 | 10:19 PM

Shodan Eye Ethical Hacking Tool. Before we start the year 2020, today there is a new big release ..! I am so happy that I have found some inspiration again .. Just at the last minute.
Please note, if you have already installed Shodan Eye on your computer, then it is worthwhile to read it carefully. Of course, even if you don’t know this Shodan tool yet.

Shodan Eye Search Engine

Shodan Eye collects and returns all information about every device that is directly connected to the internet. The types of devices that are indexed can vary enormously. From small desktops to refrigerators or nuclear power plants, webcams, water treatment facilities, coffee machines, yachts, medical devices, traffic lights, wind turbines, license plate readers, smart TVs and much more. Actually we can say everything you could possibly imagine that’s plugged into the internet.

The difference between Google or another search engine:

The most fundamental difference is that Shodan Eye crawls on the internet, Google on the World Wide Web. However, the devices that support the World Wide Web are only a small part of what is actually connected to the Internet.
More information can be found in an earlier article I wrote
Getting Started with Shodan Eye

The Shodan Eye Upgrade:

Shodan Eye goes from python 2 to python 3

And this was definitely necessary!
Sunsetting Python 2
January 1, 2020, will be the day that we sunset Python 2. That means that we will not improve it anymore after that day, even if someone finds a security problem in it. You should upgrade to Python 3 as soon as you can.

Save the output of the Shodan Eye results

Or not … Whatever you want.
You can now decide for yourself if you want to save the result of the Shodan Eye search. You can give the file a name whatever you want. The result is then saved for you in a “.txt” file.

The entry of the Shodan password is no longer visible.

If you enter the Shodan API password, this will no longer be visible. Naturally, this is very useful.
The Shodan API Key is stored in an “api.txt” text file. Which is also very easy to adjust via the Shodan Eye tool.

Install Shodan Eye on Linux:

git clone https://github.com/BullsEye0/shodan-eye.git

cd shodan-eye

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

How to use Shodan Eye

python3 shodan-eye.py

Frequently asked questions about Shodan Eye

If you have already installed Shodan Eye on your computer, it is best to remove your old API Key. So you can restart without problems.

Where can i find the Shodan API Key?

  • First, you have to go to https://www.shodan.io/ and make an account (You can get a free account) With a paid account you can do much more: like more and bigger scans.

Shodan Eye shows an error on the terminal
This can have many reasons – A few examples:

While interrupting the password input, I can no longer do anything with my terminal. This has to do with the code.
* Solution: Open a new terminal

It is possible that your API Key has been refused. This can have various causes.
Make sure that your Shodan API key you are entering is valid. I personally recommended to take out a paid subscription, but however, a free account is sufficient to do a lot of things.

Error: Retry limit reached (5)
This is usually because you use the free key.
* A solution is: wait a day or take a paid option.


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  • This article was written for educational purposes and pentest only.
  • The author can not be held responsible for damages caused by the use of these resources.
  • You will not misuse the information to gain unauthorized access.
  • This information shall only be used to expand knowledge and not for causing malicious or damaging attacks.
  • Just remember, Performing any hacks without written permission is illegal ..!


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