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Shodan Stories Day 93: Poking the BusyBox in Camboriu

Today I saw someone’s search for BusyBox’s, the query was “port:9000 ash”. BusyBox is a kind of GNU-lite system for embedded boards, allowing you to telnet into a shell that has most of the usual tools you get in Linux. It seems like it gets used in modems and stuff.

A BusyBox on

I picked the very first result, in Brazil. So it’s not very interesting in some senses, it’s just running a telnet port on 9000. But you can connect and look around and stuff. It’s all read-only. Trying to figure out what it was exactly got me on this Russian linux forum which is really not where I want to be.

See you tomorrow.