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What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Molfar
May 25, 2023

What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

How to search for information using OSINT?
How to search for information?
Security and anonymity
Image analysis tools

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May 25, 2023
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    OSINT – Open source intelligence.
    Searching, analyzing, and utilizing open information related to military, political,
    economic, and personal aspects is crucial for informed decision-making.
    What is OSINT?

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  2. How to search for
    information?
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  3. The main tool –
    Google Search
    use search operators and modifiers;
    use search engines other than Google
    Systems.
    There are two rules:
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  4. Google Search operators
    Search operators are characters that help refine searches.
    One of the simplest operators is the use of quotation marks.
    Quotation marks allow you to exclude pages that contain
    a specific word from the search results.
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  5. Security and
    anonymity
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  6. Security and anonymity
    The most important task of a researcher during a search –
    is to ensure their own safety.
    conduct searches through a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
    use fake email accounts that are not associated with personal
    social networks.
    create dummy profiles on social media platforms.
    whenever possible, utilize temporary email services for
    registrations.
    consider using third-party SIM cards.
    To achieve this, it is recommended to:
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  7. Image analysis
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  8. Google Lens;
    FindClone;
    PimEyes;
    Search4faces;
    Yandex.Images.
    Image analysis tools
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  9. IMPORTANT: works excellently in the USA!
    X-Ray
    Collects data from a set of
    sources and presents the results
    in the form of a person's profile
    input: image, full name, social networks, phone numbers, emails, and
    nicknames;
    output: name, address, education, contacts, other social networks, photos.
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  10. 10
    OSINT courses from Molfar
    Basic OSINT course Advanced OSINT course

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