Investigation Bias

For the past years, we have seen a growth in OSINT investigations and they have played a pivotal role in raising accountability and showing journalists, human rights investigators and government officials, among others, on the potential of using open source information in their activities. However, as the community grows and more and more people are conducting OSINT investigations, it is natural that more mistakes are … Continue reading Investigation Bias

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SMART: An OSINT crawler and aggregator

OSINT Curious would like to highlight the following blog post by one of its members. Micah Hoffman created a tool (https://smart.myosint.training) and blog post (https://webbreacher.com/2022/11/14/get-smart-about-osint). The tool he made crawls over 200 OSINT start.me sites and retrieves their URL resources…. over 84,000 URLs! All that data is aggregated and searchable in SMART (Start Me Aggregated Resource Tool). Continue reading SMART: An OSINT crawler and aggregator

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Quiztime: How To Clean Pictures For Better Search Results

OSINT Curious would like to highlight the following blog post by one of its members. https://nixintel.info/osint/quiztime-how-to-clean-pictures-for-better-search-results/. Steven Harris wrote a blog post describing how to remove cluttering data from images to get higher quality reverse image searches. He also walks the reader through his thought processes on how to geolocate the image. Continue reading Quiztime: How To Clean Pictures For Better Search Results

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OSINT in a Metaverse

The term Metaverse, a collection of immersive 3D worlds with a social element, is constantly in the news, especially now that Meta is also building their own one. Years ago it started with Second Life, but with the popularity of VR headsets, and more computer power, these environments are slowly taking off. Recently I have looked around in the metaverse of Spatial and had to … Continue reading OSINT in a Metaverse

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Grabbing old Bitmoji outfits with BACKMOJI

OSINT Curious would like to highlight the following blog post by one of its members. https://webbreacher.com/2022/10/24/grabbing-old-bitmoji-outfits-with-backmoji/. Micah reveals a tool he created based upon the work of Griffin (Hatless1der) Glynn to display old versions of Bitmoji social media avatars. Continue reading Grabbing old Bitmoji outfits with BACKMOJI

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Five tips to get you started in OSINT!

If you are one of the thousands of new people just learning about the powerful field of OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence), then you also are probably getting overwhelmed with all of the resources that you have to read and watch. In the past 5 years or so, the OSINT world has exploded with amazing, informative blogs and videos that can help you learn the field. To … Continue reading Five tips to get you started in OSINT!

Find Company Data With A Programmable Search Engine

Being able to find sensitive information about an organisation is a key skill for OSINT practitioners. Whether you’re doing recon for a phishing engagement or you’re an investigative journalist looking for documents, being able to filter out the noise and find useful information relating to companies and institutions is essential. Using Google dorks is a useful technique for filtering searches. For example, a dork to … Continue reading Find Company Data With A Programmable Search Engine

I Do NOT Want To Visit This Website

There are a million of reasons why you might not want to visit a particular website. Maybe it’s your competitor and you do not want him/her to notice you are ‘watching’ them. Or maybe you’re in an investigation where you do not want your target to be alarmed by any visits. So how can you figure out what is on a website, without paying a … Continue reading I Do NOT Want To Visit This Website