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Censys Search



The module use the Censys REST API to access the same data accessible through web interface. The search endpoint allows searches against the current data in the IPv4, Top Million Websites, and Certificates indexes using the same search syntax as the primary site.


  • Nixawk


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/gather/censys_search
msf auxiliary(censys_search) > show actions
msf auxiliary(censys_search) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(censys_search) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(censys_search) > run 

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