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Where does operational security begin?

By Elliott Anderson / May 20, 2020

Over the course of the last few months, we’ve blogged about finding bad guys by guessing emails, mapping friends, understanding emotional behavior, and leveraging laziness and poor password habits.  All…

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Becoming Dark Web Rambo

By Elliott Anderson / May 6, 2020

There’s a lot of mystery that surrounds the dark web–surprisingly, even in the information security space.  I’ve met a huge swath of capable engineers and developers who can explain the…

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Data vs. Intelligence

By Josh C / April 22, 2020

It would take about 3 minutes to teach someone how to collect data on a single individual. That is easy to do. You poke around and find out all you…

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Fishing with a Subaru

By Elliott Anderson / April 15, 2020

There comes a time in some OSINT investigations where we have accurately identified our target’s profiles, lifestyle, and communication platforms, but we still aren’t quite to the point of pinpointing…

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Filtering Out Noise

By Brooks M / March 25, 2020

When starting a project in OIMonitor, you are tempted to cast a wide net and grab from every source. This will bring in a lot of hits and you may…

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Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 2

By Josh C / March 4, 2020

This is Part 2 of our 3-part series on demystifying the dark web. In Part 1, we looked at how the regular internet works at a networking layer. Today, we…

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Password Maths

By Brooks M / February 26, 2020

As a follow up to our last blog about password reuse and the recent data breach of Disney, I would like to talk about how to create strong passwords and…

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Unmasking a carder with OSINT

By Elliott Anderson / February 19, 2020

Today, we will be exploring the world of carding a bit and following the path of a kid on his way to becoming a full-fledged carder.  I spent about an…

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Tracking an Outbreak

By Brooks M / January 29, 2020

I recently setup a project in OIMonitor to track the mentions of infectious diseases mentioned in the news. I immediately got results, though not all of it was good. One…

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The Cult of Musk – The OSINT Edition

By Elliott Anderson / January 22, 2020

I have always been a bit of a gear head.  From when I was kid in a room plastered with posters of the Dodge Viper, Porsche 911, or a Lamborghini…

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Iran and OSINT Hunting for Fun & Profit.

By Elliott Anderson / January 15, 2020

Today, I’m going to go on a very basic hunting adventure. Every so often, I do stuff like this for “fun”.  There’s no deep takeaway here –– just some basic…

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What’s in an email address?

By Elliott Anderson / December 17, 2019

A few weeks ago we went over an interesting way to pivot from breached data passwords to a target by virtue of the lazy way many people reuse the same…

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