What technologies should every #OSINT professional know? Python? Basic Linux terminal skills? Maltego?

Lots of things...

But I think it's definitely worth actively using advanced search operators at ALL STAGES of work.

7 types of advanced search operators. Thread🧵
Let's start with productivity issues.

Type 1

Search operators for mailbox
(#Gmail, #Outlook, #Yahoo, #Yandex)

for quick filtering emails by date, recipient name, attachment type and size, filename and other parameters.

(All links to the docs are at the end of the thread)
Type 2

Search operators for cloud storages

Help quickly navigate through files and sort them by owner name, type, creation date, words in title etc.
Type 3

Operators for search files in #Windows and #MacOS

For #Linux it would be nice to know how to use the "FIND" utility with different parameters
Type 4

Advanced operators for search engines
(#Google, #Yandex, #DuckDuckGo, #Bing, #Yandex and many others)

This is the first thing to learn after you've dealt with your mail and personal files.
Type 5

Search operators for social media
(#Twitter, #YouTube, #Reddit)

Filtering YouTube videos by creation date, analyzing tweets of users included in a certain list, searching strictly by one subreddit - there are hundreds of examples of using them.
Type 6

Search operators for finding people

(#Github, #Linkedin)

For filtering resumes and profiles of professionals (by location, place of work, skills)
Type 7

Advanced operators for IOT search engines

(#shodan, #censys, #fofa)

For filtering devices by country, manufacturer, ports used, and dozens of other features.
This thread🧵 is end. Links to the documentation for the operators of all the services mentioned are collected in a separate repository:


But I never said anything about search operators for Web Archive, Google Maps, Canvas...

To be continued!

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