The 15 most important search engines and tools for security professionals, pentesters or even Cyber enthusiasts.
Search engines are many. We have already looked at some of the most famous ones together. But would professional security professionals or pentesters use Google, Quant, or Startpage search for their work? Certainly not.
Because there are other and much better (sometimes chargeable) options for the professional search for vulnerabilities or for everything that has to do with OSINT. Today we show you the 15 most important and well-known search engines and tools for security professionals, pentesters or even cyber enthusiasts.
shodan.io – an IoT search engine
Shodan was and is the world’s first search engine for internet-enabled devices (IoT). A lot of things that can somehow connect to the Internet can be found here.
censys.io – how big is my attack surface?
Even a well-trained and equipped security team can’t know everything. Censys Attack Surface Management discovers unknown and unmanaged Internet assets – including services, hosts, websites, storage areas and cloud accounts. And this across all clouds and networks in real time.
Censys is not for nothing, but if you want or need to know how big a possible attack surface is, you are certainly well advised to use this very special and professional search engine.