Month: July 2019

Quiztime 16th July – Start Big, Get Small – How To Be An OSINT Sherlock

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Sherlock Holmes   I’m not usually a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. Like many other fictional detectives, I don’t think he’s a particularly effective investigator. Holmes, Columbo, Morse, and countless others usually rely on evidence that is highly circumstantial and …

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Instagram OSINT – A Promising New Python Tool

I came across a new Instragram scraping tool InstagramOSINT after DutchOsintGuy and Hwosint pointed it out on Twitter. I’ve stopped using InstaLooter since it kept causing dependency issues, and I started using InstaScraper as a photo grabbing tool. InstagramOSINT is more than a photo-scraping tool. It’s very new but it gets additional information via the …

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Website Attribution Without WhoIs – Reverse IP Lookups (Part 2)

In my last post on Reverse IP Lookups I wrote about the challenges OSINT investigators face when it comes to attributing a website to someone. Reverse IP lookups show which other domains are hosted at the same IP address, which is often (but not always) an indicator of what other websites your subject controls. This …

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