Shodan Adventures Part 3

Shodan Adventures Part 3 – IP Cameras

You’ve always felt like you needed a little more home security, and pondered whether or not the hassle of a security camera would be worth the return. One day you finally give in and purchased a camera, or camera system, and thought that the peace of mind that being able to check on your home while away from over the internet is a convenient feature.

Not so much. ...

curious case

The Curious Case of FCC Net Neutrality Comments

Any proposal for the change, creation or removal of rules that the FCC is going to bring for a vote must have a period for public comments. The purpose of the public comments is for people to voice support for or against the proposal and to provide a substantive legal argument for or against the proposal. ...

Keyboard Maker AI.Type Latest Data Breach

Recently there has been a massive data breach that exposed millions of people. Upon installing the Ai.Type keyboard the application requested full access to your phone which recorded every letter or number you typed. Why would a keyboard and emoji application need to gather the entire data of the user’s phone or tablet? Great question. ...

shodan adventures part 2

Shodan Adventures Part 2

Do you remember the Mirai botnet?

If you don’t, here’s a quick refresher.

Mirai is an internet-of-things malware that turns DVRs, security cameras, toasters, refrigerators, etc., into a zombie that can attack another network or device with a flood of empty data that will overwhelm and cause a denial-of-service (the device or network loses internet connectivity). You can find more information on Mirai and a different species of IoT malware called IoTroop ...