MurMurHash – Tool To Calculate A MurmurHash Value Of A Favicon To Hunt Phishing Websites On The Shodan Platform

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This little tool is to calculate a MurmurHash value of a favicon to hunt phishing websites on the Shodan platform.

What is MurMurHash?

MurmurHash is a non-cryptographic hash function suitable for general hash-based lookup. The name comes from two basic operations, multiply (MU) and rotate (R), used in its inner loop. The current version is MurmurHash3 which yields a 32-bit or 128-bit hash value. When using 128-bits, the x86 and x64 versions do not produce the same values, as the algorithms are optimized for their respective platforms. MurmurHash3 was released alongside SMHasher—a hash function test suite.

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How to install?

git clone
cd MurMurHash
pip install -r requirements.txt

Detailed Blog:

Hunting Phish Events for Paypal & Tesla:

After reading about hunting of phishing websites using favicon hashes I thought to generalise it to accept Favicon URLs for quick analysis on the Shodan.

Looking for a favicon icon file on the orginal website of Paypal:

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Using file generating hash of the icon:

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Searching on Shodan for Paypal phishing domains/IPs:

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Validating Shodan results:


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Now, let’s search for Tesla icon on the original site:

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Searching on Shodan for Tesla phishing domains/IPs:

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Validating Shodan results:

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