Snapchat is a very popular platform and it’s quite a challenge to use for investigative purposes. Especially because you need a mobile phone in order to dig a little deeper. The website Snapchat offers is simply just not comprehensive enough.So in this blog post you’ll find some hints and tips on how to use Snapchat for OSINT. Snapchat.com First of all there is the website … Continue reading Using Snapchat for OSINT – part 2
Whether you are an insurance investigator, working in law enforcement or supporting crowd-sourced OSINT investigations, e.g. with the National Child Protection Task Force, you will often come across vehicles in the cases you work on. There are many different approaches to find information on vehicles and sometimes also on their owners. This blog will show some of the resources you can use when conducting COSINT: … Continue reading COSINT – OSINT on Cars
This blogpost is made after a 10minute video I made for the virtual conference OSMOSIS 2020 and was inspired @hatless1der blogpost. Probably every OSINT investigator has encountered this problem; you’ve found your targets Facebook profile but it is completely private. So what can you do? Clicking the buttons One of the ways to start is by ‘clicking the buttons’. On a Facebook-profile there are quite … Continue reading What to do when a Facebook profile is private?
When doing investigations in countries other than the one you reside in, it can be helpful to have social media to give you a view of what a certain place can look like. Although we can rely on tools like Google Earth, Bing’s Birds Eye View, Sentinel Hub and others to give us satellite imagery or street view, you can run into locations where there … Continue reading When there is no Google Earth or Street View, what can you do?
As you might have noticed, Facebook is changing its design. Where some of us have the possibility to switch between the old and new layout, some of us are in the ‘New’ and have no option to switch back anymore. From September 2020, Facebook will only show you the New design. So for the couple of days left; which design is better for OSINT investigations? … Continue reading Facebook: Classic vs New – Which is Better for OSINT?
How to find Facebook data once you have located your target’s profile. Continue reading Facebook Tips
How to trace social media users across multiple platforms Continue reading How to trace social media users across multiple platforms
Another amazing blog post about searching and performing open source intelligence on the Instagram platform. Continue reading Searching Instagram – part 2
This blogpost is inspired by @djnemec‘s Github gist, which you can find here https://gist.github.com/nemec/2ba8afa589032f20e2d6509512381114. The next step In this part, we’re talking about combining searches. Just like in part 1, we will be translating JSON to Base64. And of course we’ll take you through it step by step 🙂 What to combine? Well, you can only combine when you stay in the same category. In … Continue reading The new Facebook Graph Search – part 2
Performing OSINT advanced queries in Facebook after the Facebook Graph Search changes. Continue reading The new Facebook Graph Search – part 1