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Old Skool OSINT

We’re going to step back in time to when the World Wide Web didn’t exist, as it’s possible that we can learn things about how to do OSINT investigations from the past that remain relevant today. Although the internet now provides instant access to a stunning diversity of resources from wherever a connection to it can be found, researchers may be wise to look to … Continue reading Old Skool OSINT

Saving Facebook

Facebook, still the most popular social media platform, can be full of relevant information for your investigation. So chances are pretty high that you might want to export the friends list, make a screenshot of a post or maybe want to make a copy of the likes under a photo. In this blogpost we’ll give you some tips and tricks on how to ‘save’ your … Continue reading Saving Facebook

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Corporate OSINT for Social Engineering

If your work involves protecting organizations from social engineering attacks, you will most probably also be required to conduct open-source intelligence on the organization and its people. Your task will be to find vulnerabilities or high-risk information that is likely to be exploited by attackers in a social engineering attack. Such information would include: identifying specific technologies, key people, and their relationships with internal or … Continue reading Corporate OSINT for Social Engineering

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Location of an IP Address

The topic of finding the location of an IP address has been addressed multiple times in blog posts, Twitter threads and even in one of our webcasts. In this post we’ll talk about IP addresses, what dangers there are when trying to tie them to a location, and what are proper ways to determine a geographic area. Because tying a real world location to an … Continue reading Location of an IP Address

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

Guest blog post by Aleksander (@aleksanderrr_) and Intel Inquirer (@intel_inquirer) STRAVA is one of the worlds’ most popular social media platforms, used by more than 50 million people to monitor and share their cycling/running exercises. Since the platform’s initial launch in 2009, it has recorded more than 4 billion activity uploads and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of new users have soared as people … Continue reading You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

Viewing Social Media Profiles Without Being Logged on

There can be a number of reasons why you want to view a profile on a social media platform without being logged on. Maybe your current work role prohibits you from using sock puppets (research profiles) during your investigation, or maybe you’re afraid that there might be a risk of compromise. Whatever the reason may be, we’ve got some tips lined up for you to … Continue reading Viewing Social Media Profiles Without Being Logged on

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Staying Up to Date with OSINT Content

Open Source Intelligence is an ever-evolving field of work so it’s important to keep up-to-date with new techniques and tools available to us. Whether you’re new to OSINT or you have been engaged in the topic for a while, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the amount of OSINT resources shared online.  It’s important to note that while OSINT isn’t about collecting tools, and resources … Continue reading Staying Up to Date with OSINT Content