Month: August 2019

Quiztime 25th August 2019 – Military Vehicles & Geolocation

This Sunday we were treated to an extra Quiztime image location challenge which involved an unidentified military vehicle. Doxsor posted this image and asked where this military vehicle was headed to, and which barracks was closest to the location:   This was a good opportunity to practise military vehicle identification and explore how military units …

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Grabbing Videos For OSINT – How To Use YouTube-DL

Capturing and preserving media content is an essential part of most OSINT investigations. There are a number of tools available to do this, but my favourite my far is YouTube-dl. Despite it’s name, YouTube-dl is capable of grabbing videos quickly from a range of different websites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LiveLeak, and many others. It’s …

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Website Investigation – Where Did 8Chan Move To?

After the El Paso shooting this past weekend, it quickly emerged that the shooter had apparently posted his manifesto on 8Chan prior to carrying out the killings. As a result Cloudflare announced that they would no longer permit 8Chan to use their services. Without Cloudflare’s protection, 8Chan is highly vulnerable to DDOS attacks and so …

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