Spyse: an Innovative Cybersecurity Search Engine


Spyse is a cybersecurity search engine which promises significant workflow improvements for anyone tasked with mass data gathering. They’ve chosen to combine several cybersecurity tools into a single search engine where you can extract mass internet data instantly. 

By far their biggest selling point is their massive database, which makes for this instant-data experience. Spyse gathers all information in advance and provides it for users via a familiar search engine. The database is massive, containing all types of data one may need for reconnaissance processes. 

Read on to learn more about Spyse, and how various specialists can benefit from this powerhouse of a cybersecurity tool. 

How Data is Gathered

            Spyse excels at gathering mass data from the internet uninterruptedly and updates the whole database in 3 months. They implement a global server distribution system which lets them collect data from all over the world, as well as bypass ISP blocking and area scanning restrictions. 

            We’ve learned that Spyse has a system of 10 scanners tailored towards gathering specific types of internet information in order to provide more accurate results. 

Spyse Database

The database is composed of fifty highly functioning servers which store over seven billion documents of hot data.

Inside this data, you can find stuff like expanded AS info, domains and subdomains of organizations, IP addresses, SSL/TLS certificate data — and everything one might need when gathering information about the target or  implementing defensive strategies for your infrastructure.

            All gathered data is sorted and interlinked using algorithms. It let’s users browse between different linked datasets and explore related information on their target. Interlinked data also opens up the possibility of viewing relationships between different internet entities, like related domains, IPs, etc, and companies or organisations, which is extremely useful in business analysis. 

Web Interface and API

Spyse mostly works through a web interface, where users have a cybersecurity search engine at their disposal. After entering a search query, the information is returned in tables, offering the possibility of filtering out unneeded results. All collected data can then be downloaded and stored for offline use.

API presented with a wide documentation on Swagger, which makes it a pleasure to work with. The API is flexible and can be used with many methods, which are detailed on the Spyse website. They do not have a command line interface as of yet. 

For those who have made the switch to CLI, Spyse has a wrapper made by outsourced developer zer0pwn. 

Productivity Features

The primary focus of this service is providing mass data fast, with the ability to quickly get precise results from large datasets. To accomplish this, the following features are set in place: 

The Advanced Search. It is a live filter on results which helps narrow down and find precise information from the whole internet. Users can implement up to 5 different search parameters to gain fascinating results. For example, making use of just 3 filters will help to find all subdomains of some company including their DNS records, SSL certificates, and even vulnerabilities based on their technologies.

Alongside the search engine, Spyse provides a subdomain lookup for more convenient obtaining subdomains information. 

Spyse Scoring is an absolute life-saver. The scoring feature runs automatically along with the regular search providing fast vulnerability assessment for each target (domain or IP). It compares all Spyse’s data with trusted CVE databases giving the target a vulnerability score of 0-100 and allowing to check the details for each CVE. 

This is especially useful in combination with the Advanced Search allowing to search using CVE IDs, vulnerability score and combine them with other search parameters.
It helps bug bounty hunters quickly create target lists, filter out all unnecessary assets or just concentrate on the most vulnerable parts of the internet. 

Who Spyse Was Made For

Spyse positions itself mainly as a cybersecurity search engine, but we know that you can do anything with such a large pool of technical data. Bug bounty hunters, pentesters, etc, gain the advanced pace they need to collect as much information about the target as possible, find errors and vulnerabilities, and stay undetected when scanning the target.

Many cybersecurity-related tasks, like infrastructure security scanning, can be automated with Spyse. This gives specialists the edge they’ve always needed over hackers. With this cybersecurity search engine, they can quickly spot and seal vulnerabilities in their system, and learn of all potential attack vectors before they’re exposed.

With its massive database and plethora of productivity perks, Spyse is the swiss army knife of reconnaissance tools for specialists. It’s a formidable tool for anybody working in cybersecurity.