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How to Find Vulnerable Webcams Across the Globe Using Shodan and Google – Kali Linux 2018.1

Shodan is a search engine that lets the user find specific types of computers (webcams, routers, servers, etc.) connected to the internet using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a search engine of service banners, which are metadata that the server sends back to the client.

Shodan collects data mostly on web servers (HTTP/HTTPS – port 80, 8080, 443, 8443), as well as FTP (port 21), SSH (port 22), Telnet (port 23), SNMP (port 161), IMAP (port 993), SIP (port 5060), and Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP, port 554). The latter can be used to access webcams and their video stream.

Default Webcam Username & Passwords

Although some of these webcams are unprotected, many of them will require authentication. The first step is to try the default username and password. I have compiled a short list of the default username and passwords of some of the most widely used webcams below.

  • ACTi: admin/123456 or Admin/123456
  • Axis (traditional): root/pass,
  • Axis (new): requires password creation during first login
  • Cisco: No default password, requires creation during first login
  • Grandstream: admin/admin
  • IQinVision: root/system
  • Mobotix: admin/meinsm
  • Panasonic: admin/12345
  • Samsung Electronics: root/root or admin/4321
  • Samsung Techwin (old): admin/1111111
  • Samsung Techwin (new): admin/4321
  • Sony: admin/admin
  • TRENDnet: admin/admin
  • Toshiba: root/ikwd
  • Vivotek: root/<blank>
  • WebcamXP: admin/ <blank>


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