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Want to delete your Shodan account? AccountKiller provides easy instructions to delete your account on most websites. Or do you want to create an account on Shodan? Better first read if you can get rid of it, if you would ever want to!

How to delete your Shodan account

Shodan may be intriguing, new, modern, etc., still we found only a small piece on account deletion in the ToS: "[you may delete] your accounts for all of the Services which you use, where SHODAN has made this option available to you." Then first make it possible, perhaps? ;) So, try a deletion request to the maker: jmath@surtri.com.

TIP anonymize your account

Because an account at Shodan cannot be deleted, we suggest to make your data useless.

Be logged in on the site, then go to Profile Settings (Or Options, etc.). In all fields with personal data (such as name, address, city), fill in AccountKiller, if possible. If you can only choose from several options, change the value. If possible, use a homepage/URL field or long text field (such as Description) and put this line in it: https://www.accountkiller.com/removal-requested. This may incite webmasters to add an account deletion option.

TIP good to know

Publicly visible text/images often aren't properly deleted even when you succeed in deleting an account. Try editing or deleting them manually before deleting the account itself. If you're unsure what happens to your tracks: this can be found mostly in the Terms of Service/Privacy Policy; otherwise you can always contact Shodan and ask personally. By the way, deletion requests don't necessarily mean your data will actually be deleted (e.g. due to legal obligations).

If you can't find any contact info and still wish to ask something, for example a question about what exactly is deleted, about data retention, etc., you may contact the domain owners using this info.

TIP Remove third-party logins

If you signed up for Shodan using a third-party login such as Facebook or Twitter, you probably want to revoke all access from Shodan. Click the icon below to find out how.

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