OSINT Tools

Getting Started With Spiderfoot – A Beginner’s Guide

Spiderfoot is one of my favourite OSINT gathering tools. It automates a huge number of queries that would take a long time to do manually. It comes with a wide range of modules that will conduct automated searches for e-mail addresses, IP addresses, domains, phone numbers, usernames, and other types of data. This post will …

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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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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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Facebook Graph Search Workaround

Everyone who does OSINT is usually reliant on Facebook’s graph search tool for researching their subjects. Great sites like Whopostedwhat, Stalkscan, and Plessas Matrix are essential resources for allowing researchers to see what information is publicly available on Facebook about a particular person, place, or institution. The graph search’s most useful purpose for OSINT was …

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