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Shodan Stories Day 83: Logging In In Koshigaya

Today I saw a search for the Microsoft Remote Desktop protocol. The search was for “\x03\x00\x00\x0b\x06\xd0\x00\x00\x124\x00”. ]

Microsoft Remote Desktop on 124.146.236.44

There were several hundred thousand results, showing just how popular the remote desktop protocol is. I remember using it quite often in a job I had several years ago. Initially I thought of looking for my old company’s system but that seemed kind of like a weird thing to be doing. So instead I looked for something funny. After trying a few, and downloading the Microsoft remote desktop viewer, I found a result in Japan. Hah! Potty. This one didn’t have anything else running and so I had to leave it at that. Well based on the names I was able to figure out a bit more about what this probably was, but it got into doxing territory, so I stopped.

See you tomorrow.