This is a guest post by David Mashburn (@d_mashburn, https://www.sans.org/instructors/david-mashburn), Certified SANS Instructor and cyber ninja! OSINT isn't just about doing pre-attack recon. It is often leveraged by defenders as part of the incident response and investigation process. One of the most common applications of OSINT for a defender is to perform lookups on available... Continue Reading →
SEC487 SANS Institute OSINT course http://www.sans.org/sec487
In this post I use a python tool (EyeWitness), TOR, TorGhost, and the Dark Web Reports from Hunchly to automate viewing the Dark Web resources.
What is WannaCry? In March 2017, Microsoft issued the MS17-010 bulletin (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx) patching (and warning) of a broad set of vulnerabilities in many of its operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 10 and 2016. This vulnerability could be exploited via the DOUBLEPULSAR attack released by ShadowBrokers and supposedly attributed to the NSA. For more... Continue Reading →
Helpful guide that provides directions on how to remove private information from public web sites.
For those of you that have been the targets of SPAM or phishing or perhaps for those of you that are cyber defenders, how many times have you heard "I have no idea how the attacker got my personal email address." I have a secret to share with you. [Come a little closer to the... Continue Reading →
What Is It? I've created the WhatsMyName project on Github (https://github.com/WebBreacher/WhatsMyName) to help with #OSINT searches by using target user names. Here's how it works: We understand that people use the same username across multiple web sites. For example, I am "WebBreacher" on both the Github and BitBucket web sites. Some web sites make it... Continue Reading →
There are three quick and impactful videos that I like pointing people towards when they ask about how their personal data can be used against them. All are free on YouTube. Enjoy! Data to Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRs28yBYuI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRs28yBYuI Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I See how easily freaks can take over your... Continue Reading →