John Matherly on Check Point Blacklisting Shodan

In today’s installment of “let’s hide our security failures from search engines,” Check Point is reportedly advising its clients to ban Shodan.io search engine from indexing their sites.

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It’s somewhat reassuring to think that many of the same firms who failed to adequately secure their databases will likely neither read nor act upon Check Point’s advice. Yes, the “bad guys” will still find them, but so will the “good guys,” who will reach out to them to alert them to secure their databases.

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