This Ten Minute Tip is the first in a series looking at how we can geolocate images as part of OSINT work. Being able to examine a picture and work out when and where it was taken is an increasingly important skill to have. You could be a journalist trying to document human rights abuses, or helping law enforcement trace victims of child abuse. Whatever … Continue reading Ten Minute Tip: Image Geolocation – Part 1
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?
To be clear, online OSINT investigations can cause trauma, severe trauma. This is something that people rarely talk about and it’s highly underestimated by many. Let’s face it a lot of OSINT analysts, online investigators, and investigative journalists expose themselves a lot to all the horrors this world has to offer. War, child abuse, and terrorism are just a few subjects. Each of these subjects … Continue reading Vicarious trauma and OSINT – a practical guide
Guest blog by OsintDunny 360 virtual tours have been utilized by businesses, insurance companies, general contractors, and real estate agents for the past few years as a tool to capture the current state of a property. The emergence of COVID-19 has only increased the use of these 360 virtual tours. The current industry leader for software solutions regarding 360 virtual tours is the California based … Continue reading Guide to Harnessing the Power of 360 Virtual Tours for Everyday Investigations.
Micah Hoffman (WebBreacher), The OSINT Curious Project President, shows how to use a combination of Google Chrome and Instant Data Scraper to extract HTML table data from the ViewDNS.info web site. Then, once that is saved in a CSV on the local system, Micah demonstrates how to import the CSV into Maltego’s Casefile product to visualize and analyze the OSINT data. Continue reading Data Scraping and Visualizing using Instant Data Scraper, ViewDNS.info, and Maltego
Snapchat is a very popular social media app but it has often proved to be a little difficult to use as an OSINT resource but its Snapchat Map and Snapchat Story features offer a lot of OSINT potential. This 10 minute tip shows how to get the most from these two parts of the platform: Snapchat Map Snapchat Map allows users to upload geolocated content … Continue reading Using Snapchat For OSINT – 10 Minute Tip
There are many cases in which you might want to find the origin of a picture or location it was taken at. Whether the target of your investigations posts images on social media or you are just participating in the Quiztime quizzes on Twitter, a good understanding of how search engines can help you locate the exact position of these images or guide you to … Continue reading Tips and Tricks on Reverse Image Searches
“Hey! Do you know where I can find an OSINT related job?” This is a question The OSINT Curious Project members get quite often. The answer is yes we do! And in this blog we want to give you some advice on where to look for those type of jobs. Do you need OSINT experience? You might think that you need to be technically advanced, … Continue reading How to land an OSINT job
We are thrilled to announce that we will be doing a live OSINT Curious Podcast/Webcast recording on 18 February 2020 around 1700hrs Eastern USA time. Since many of us people from The OSINT Curious Project will be at the SANS Institute OSINT Summit (https://www.sans.org/event/osint-summit-2020/summit-agenda), we thought that it would be an excellent way to recap and wrap up the day’s excellent OSINT talks. Up to … Continue reading Special OSINT Curious Webcast at SANS OSINT Summit
Micah was very lucky to meet and get to work with the talented Ritu Gill, (@OSINTTechniques). At the recent Trace Labs (@TraceLabs) and SANS (@SANSDefense) Missing Persons CTF in Washington DC, we both noticed that many people wanted to participate but had no idea how to get started. After a few discussions, we decided to make an Introduction to OSINT video. Continue reading Introduction to OSINT Video