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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

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

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Dressed NOT for Success

Guest blog by PaulSin95038741 Below follows an OSINT approach on how to search/identify clothes that you see online. Spoiler alert. This presentation will be different in that we will not find a clear-cut solution as opposed to many OSINT-articles presented by the OSINT Curious team. Never the less, in my opinion, a very important one. Background I’d say that most of us OSINT-people are very … Continue reading Dressed NOT for Success

Companion Post to the 2021 SANS Live Stream “Tips for Conducting OSINT Investigations in the EU with GDPR”

The links below are a companion to the live stream Nico Dekens (dutch_osintguy) and Micah Hoffman (webbreacher) conducted in July 2021. Links Official GDPR documents https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/679/2016-05-04 GDPR and OSINT related blogs https://keyfindings.blog/2019/06/11/how-gdpr-effects-osint/ https://osintcurio.us/2019/01/08/after-the-gdpr-researching-domain-name-registrations/ https://www.domaintools.com/resources/blog/post-gdpr-security-investigations-part-1 https://www.domaintools.com/resources/blog/post-gdpr-security-investigations-part-2 https://www.domaintools.com/resources/blog/post-gdpr-security-investigations-part-3 Research paper – The protection of privacy in civilian criminal investigations using OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) https://amsterdamlawforum.org/articles/abstract/10.37974/ALF.353/ Article 8 European Convention on Human Rights https://fra.europa.eu/en/eu-charter/article/8-protection-personal-data Legal framework Law Enforcement https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2016/680/oj Continue reading Companion Post to the 2021 SANS Live Stream “Tips for Conducting OSINT Investigations in the EU with GDPR”

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7 Foundations of OSINT

This is a guest blog written by Bosintblanc of the NCPTF. Open-source intelligence is a fascinating discipline with many intricate moving pieces. I have strived to learn all that I can. As I have done that I realized that part of what makes OSINT difficult to teach and learn is that it is made up of many individually complex topics which one could devote an … Continue reading 7 Foundations of OSINT