In this tutorial, we will look to find webcams that are either unprotected or will allow us to log in with the default credentials, so come along a ride in voyeurism via the World Wide Web! Usually, using the name of the manufacturer of the webcam is a good start.

Remember, Shodan indexes the information in the banner, not the content.

I have already introduced you to Shodan, the world's most dangerous search engine.

As you remember, Shodan indexes the information from the banners it pulls from web-enabled devices.

These include routers, switches, webcams, traffic lights, SCADA systems, and even home security systems.

In my last post, I showed you how to find specific routers at a specific location, at a specific IP.

I have compiled a short list of the default username and passwords of some of the most widely used webcams below.

There is no guarantee that these will work, but many inattentive and lazy administrators and individuals simply leave the default settings, and in those cases, these username and passwords will give you access to confidential and private webcams around the world!

Now that we know how to find webcams and potentially log-in using the default username and passwords, let's get more specific and try to find webcams in a specific location.

If we were interested in webcams by the manufacturer Webcam XP in Australia, we could find them by typing: Shodan even enables us to be very specific in searching for web-enabled devices.

In some cases, we can specify the longitude and latitude of the devices we want to find.