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Over time, I’ve collected an assortment of interesting, funny, and depressing search queries to plug into Shodan, the (literal) internet search engine. Some return facepalm-inducing results, while others return serious and/or ancient vulnerabilities in the wild.

Most search filters require a Shodan account.

You can assume these queries only return unsecured/open instances when possible. For your own legal benefit, do not attempt to login (even with default passwords) if they aren’t! Narrow down results by adding filters like country:US or org:"Harvard University" or hostname:"nasa.gov" to the end.

The world and its devices are quickly becoming more connected through the shiny new Internet of Things Sh*t — and exponentially more dangerous as a result. To that end, I hope this list spreads awareness (and, quite frankly, pant-wetting fear) rather than harm.

And as always, discover and disclose responsibly! 😊

Table of Contents:

Industrial Control Systems:

Samsung Electronic Billboards

"Server: Prismview Player"

Example: Electronic Billboards

Gas Station Pump Controllers

"in-tank inventory" port:10001

Example: Gas Station Pump Inventories

Automatic License Plate Readers

P372 "ANPR enabled"

Traffic Light Controllers / Red Light Cameras

mikrotik streetlight

Voting Machines in the United States

"voter system serial" country:US

Prison Pay Phones

"[2J[H Encartele Confidential"

Tesla PowerPack Charging Status

http.title:"Tesla PowerPack System" http.component:"d3" -ga3ca4f2

Example: Tesla PowerPack Charging Status

Electric Vehicle Chargers

"Server: gSOAP/2.8" "Content-Length: 583"

Nordex Wind Turbine Farms

http.title:"Nordex Control" "Windows 2000 5.0 x86" "Jetty/3.1 (JSP 1.1; Servlet 2.2; java 1.6.0_14)"

C4 Max Commercial Vehicle GPS Trackers

"[1m[35mWelcome on console"

Example: C4 Max Vehicle GPS

DICOM Medical X-Ray Machines

Secured by default, thankfully, but these 1,700+ machines still have no business being on the internet.

"DICOM Server Response" port:104

GaugeTech Electricity Meters

"Server: EIG Embedded Web Server" "200 Document follows"

Example: GaugeTech Electricity Meters

Siemens Industrial Automation

"Siemens, SIMATIC" port:161

Siemens HVAC Controllers

"Server: Microsoft-WinCE" "Content-Length: 12581"

Door / Lock Access Controllers

"HID VertX" port:4070

Railroad Management

"log off" "select the appropriate"

Remote Desktop:

Unprotected VNC

"authentication disabled" "RFB 003.008"

Shodan Images is a great supplementary tool to browse screenshots, by the way!

Example: Unprotected VNC The first result right now. 😞

Windows RDP

99.99% are secured by a secondary Windows login screen.


Network Infrastructure:


Older versions were insecure by default. Very scary.

"MongoDB Server Information" port:27017 -authentication

Example: MongoDB

"X-Jenkins" "Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID" http.title:"Dashboard"

Example: Jenkins CI

Docker APIs

"Docker Containers:" port:2375

Pi-hole Open DNS Servers

"dnsmasq-pi-hole" "Recursion: enabled"

Already Logged-In as root via Telnet

"root@" port:23 -login -password -name -Session

Android Root Bridges

A tangential result of Google’s dumb fractured update approach. 🙄 More information here.

"Android Debug Bridge" "Device" port:5555

Lantronix Serial-to-Ethernet Adapter Leaking Telnet Passwords

Lantronix password port:30718 -secured

Citrix Virtual Apps

"Citrix Applications:" port:1604

Example: Citrix Virtual Apps

Cisco Smart Install

Vulnerable (kind of “by design,” but especially when exposed).

"smart install client active"

PBX IP Phone Gateways

PBX "gateway console" -password port:23

Polycom Video Conferencing

http.title:"- Polycom" "Server: lighttpd"

Telnet Configuration:

"Polycom Command Shell" -failed port:23

Example: Polycom Video Conferencing

Bomgar Help Desk Portal

"Server: Bomgar" "200 OK"

Intel Active Management CVE-2017-5689

"Intel(R) Active Management Technology" port:623,664,16992,16993,16994,16995

HP iLO 4 CVE-2017-12542

HP-ILO-4 !"HP-ILO-4/2.53" !"HP-ILO-4/2.54" !"HP-ILO-4/2.55" !"HP-ILO-4/2.60" !"HP-ILO-4/2.61" !"HP-ILO-4/2.62" port:1900

Outlook Web Access:

Exchange 2007

"x-owa-version" "IE=EmulateIE7" "Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0"

Example: OWA for Exchange 2007

Exchange 2010

"x-owa-version" "IE=EmulateIE7" http.favicon.hash:442749392

Example: OWA for Exchange 2010

Exchange 2013 / 2016

"X-AspNet-Version" http.title:"Outlook" -"x-owa-version"

Example: OWA for Exchange 2013/2016

Lync / Skype for Business


Network Attached Storage (NAS):

SMB (Samba) File Shares

Produces ~500,000 results…narrow down by adding “Documents” or “Videos”, etc.

"Authentication: disabled" port:445

Specifically domain controllers:

"Authentication: disabled" NETLOGON SYSVOL -unix port:445
"Set-Cookie: iomega=" -"manage/login.html" -http.title:"Log In"

Example: Iomega / LenovoEMC NAS Drives

Buffalo TeraStation NAS Drives

Redirecting sencha port:9000

Example: Buffalo TeraStation NAS Drives

Logitech Media Servers

"Server: Logitech Media Server" "200 OK"

Example: Logitech Media Servers

Plex Media Servers

"X-Plex-Protocol" "200 OK" port:32400

Tautulli / PlexPy Dashboards

"CherryPy/5.1.0" "/home"

Example: PlexPy / Tautulli Dashboards


Example images not necessary. 🤦


"Server: yawcam" "Mime-Type: text/html"


("webcam 7" OR "webcamXP") http.component:"mootools" -401

Android IP Webcam Server

"Server: IP Webcam Server" "200 OK"

Security DVRs

html:"DVR_H264 ActiveX"

Printers & Copiers:

HP Printers

"Serial Number:" "Built:" "Server: HP HTTP"

Example: HP Printers

Xerox Copiers/Printers

ssl:"Xerox Generic Root"

Example: Xerox Copiers/Printers

Epson Printers

"SERVER: EPSON_Linux UPnP" "200 OK"
"Server: EPSON-HTTP" "200 OK"

Example: Epson Printers

Canon Printers

"Server: KS_HTTP" "200 OK"
"Server: CANON HTTP Server"

Example: Canon Printers

Home Devices:

Yamaha Stereos

"Server: AV_Receiver" "HTTP/1.1 406"

Example: Yamaha Stereos

Chromecasts / Smart TVs

"Chromecast:" port:8008

Crestron Smart Home Controllers

"Model: PYNG-HUB"

Random Stuff:

OctoPrint 3D Printer Controllers

title:"OctoPrint" -title:"Login" http.favicon.hash:1307375944

Example: OctoPrint 3D Printers

Etherium Miners

"ETH - Total speed"

Example: Etherium Miners

Apache Directory Listings

Substitute .pem with any extension or a filename like phpinfo.php.

http.title:"Index of /" http.html:".pem"

Too Many Minecraft Servers

"Minecraft Server" "protocol 340" port:25565

Literally Everything in North Korea 🇰🇵


TCP Quote of the Day

Port 17 (RFC 865) has a bizarre history

port:17 product:"Windows qotd"

Find a Job Doing This! 👩‍💼


If you’ve found any other juicy Shodan gems, whether it’s a search query or a specific example, definitely drop a comment below or open an issue/PR on GitHub!

Bon voyage, fellow penetrators! 😉