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Every day I write about #osint (open source intelligence) tools and techniques. Also a little bit about forensics, hacking, and cybersecurity.
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Jan 10 19 tweets 13 min read
I started compiling a list of Twitter accounts of BugBounty platforms (sites where researchers can help companies identify security problems and make money💸💸 from it)…

In this thread🧵, I'll talk about the project behind each account on the this list. @Hacker0x01
Jan 9 10 tweets 8 min read
Tech and Cybersec Hiring Platforms List

Today I started compiling a list from the Twitter accounts of online tech and cybersecurity hiring platforms…

In this thread 🧵 I will show after which job ad the company got on the list ⤵️⤵️ @HackerEarth

Dec 30, 2021 40 tweets 34 min read
Phrack — one of the most iconic, unusual and interesting cybersecurity magazines. Only 70 issues have been published since 1985.

In this list I have collected the Twitter accounts of some of the authors of this magazine.…

Phrack magazine authors🧵⤵️⤵️ Winn Schwartau

Phrack magazine authors🧵⤵️⤴️
Dec 29, 2021 14 tweets 16 min read
Today I am starting to collect a list of Twitter accounts of Linux distribution creators for #osint, #hacking, #pentest, #cybersecurity.

In this thread🧵 I will tell you which project is behind each of the accounts on the list.

🧵🧵🧵⤵️⤵️⤵️ @muts Mati Aharoni
@dookie2000ca Devon Kearns

Kali Linux (@kalilinux )

#osint #cybersecurity Linux distribution creators🧵🧵⤵️⤵️⤴️
Dec 28, 2021 31 tweets 27 min read
Today I started collecting a list of Twitter accounts that belong to authors of books about #osint:…

In this thread I will explain which books are behind each account on the list

🧵🧵🧵⤵️⤵️⤵️ @C_3PJoe Practical Social Engineering: A Primer for the Ethical Hacker

Joe Gray…

Dec 25, 2021 29 tweets 14 min read
Many of my followers have already begun their Christmas/New Year's festivities🎄🎄🎄

It's time to take stock of what I've done over the year

In this thread, I'm compile all the threads I've compiled this year so you can read everything you missed over the vacations.

🧵⤵️ Christmas🎄🎄🎄 #osint thread of threads🧵🧵🧵

Dec 20, 2021 17 tweets 14 min read
Using Internet archives in #OSINT and #SOCMINT

Services, tools, tricks.

Thread 🧵🧵⤵️⤵️ When searching for an old version of any site or page is not to limit to one, but to try different archives. Here is a link checker for all (26+search engines) archives I know at once:…
Internet-archives #osint thread🧵⤵️⤴️
Dec 17, 2021 23 tweets 17 min read

Tools, extensions, automation methods.


#google #search #osint Image

Going beyond the "filter bubble"!

Set the language, country, device, and location you want to search from in detail.

Google Search thread🧵#1

#seo #geoint Image
Dec 13, 2021 22 tweets 17 min read

A collection of services and techniques for gathering information about repositories, users, companies, and even yourself.

#coding #opensource #socmint Zen

A tool for gathering contacts of #Github users.

Enter the link to the company's Github page and get a list of emails of its employees.


Github Osint Thread🧵#1
Dec 9, 2021 21 tweets 10 min read
Create "Sock Puppet" (fake account) for making contact with the target and collecting information through dialogue

Links, tips and tricks.


(0/14) It is very unlikely that your target is new to the Internet and does not yet know how to use Google Images, Yandex Images and Search4faces.

Therefore, you need a unique face of a non-existent person for an avatar. Neural networks help.

"Sock puppet" thread🧵 (1/14)
Dec 8, 2021 11 tweets 6 min read
Today already 464 links on my Worldwide OSINT Tools Map (+28).

In this thread🧵 I will tell you how to use this tool.


#osint #geoint Note that the map has a built-in search function. You can enter the name of a city or country, find it on the map, and see what checkboxes are next to it (adjust zoom to see more).

Red — services for countries
Blue — regions
Green — cities
White — continents

Dec 7, 2021 16 tweets 9 min read
Facebook (Meta) #osint thread 🧵🧵🧵 (0/10)

Show how the current Facebook search function works, after Graph search was closed.

It allows you to construct a URL with encrypted parameters to search for posts, people, groups, pages, etc.

Facebook (Meta) #osint thread 🧵🧵🧵 (1/10)
Dec 6, 2021 18 tweets 11 min read
9 basic tools to search, collect and analyze information in the TELEGRAM messenger (500 million users in 2021)

Extremely popular in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Iran.

#osint #socmint #telegram

🧵🧵🧵 thread Teledago

Tool based by Google Custom Search Engine.

Search in Telegram, Telegraph, Stickers, Voice Chats, Contacts, Messages, Bots, Videos.…

Telegram #osint 🧵🧵 1/11
Dec 5, 2021 12 tweets 10 min read
Today I've started putting together a list of verified Twitter accounts writing on the subject of osint: "OSINT Blue tick"

Only professionals (mostly investigative journalists) known and recognized in their field are here.… Osint Blue Tick🧵

"Janes delivers validated open-source defence intelligence across four core capability areas: threat, equipment, defence industry and country. Assured by Janes."

Nov 30, 2021 13 tweets 7 min read
In this thread🧵, I'll talk in detail about how I should have solved this #osint video challenge.

1. Assume that the inscription on the scoreboard is made in Russian was based on the first clue ("Worldwide OSINT Tools Map can help you"). Here it's possible to find "cyb_detective_town" and find out where I live approximately.
Nov 28, 2021 22 tweets 20 min read
Today I started compiling a list of twitter accounts of online media who write all about #Linux and #opensource.…

In this thread🧵 I will tell you what project is behind each account on this list Image @LinuxHandbook
Learn to use Linux command line, SysAdmin tools, server setup etc with us. Image
Nov 24, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
I've done many tweets about #python tools created by @rly0nheart (20 years old guy from #Zambia). Oxdork, TheDevilsEye, Occli, TheLordsEye, Thorndyke.

The amazing thing is that he is a programmer who HAS NO COMPUTER. He use only Android smartphone, Termux and Pydroid3🧵…
Oct 15, 2021 19 tweets 29 min read
Today I started compiling a list from the accounts of companies that have been looking for professionals with #OSINT skills in the last 6 months:…

In this thread 🧵 I will show after which job ad the company got on the list

Thanks @myosintjob @navlys_ Image (links to jobs are given as an example, many of them are already closed)

Oct 12, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
History #OSINT

Services for fact checking (e.g the authenticity of photos) and gathering information about events that took place several years or even decades ago.

(this is not a complete guide, just some examples)


(1/14) (2/14)

To find out what a certain place looked like in different periods, try searching for pictures of it on a map at There you can find pictures and drawings (!) from 1826 to 2000.

(Keep in mind that the data from that site needs to be verified, too).
Oct 11, 2021 10 tweets 7 min read
To answer this question, I will create a small thread🧵

#python #youtube #osint 1. Get a list of video URLs

pip install youtube_search

Create file

from youtube_search import YoutubeSearch
results = YoutubeSearch('osint', max_results=25).to_dict()
for v in results:
print('' + v['url_suffix'])
Oct 10, 2021 9 tweets 11 min read
Today I started putting together an "OSINT founders&CEO" list, which will include founders, owners and executives of cybersecurity and OSINT companies.…

In this thread🧵 I will tell you what people and projects are behind each account on the list. Image @troyhunt Troy Hunt @haveibeenpwned
@netbroom Dan Scary @pulsedive
@achillean John Matherly @shodanhq
@zakirbpd Zakir Durumeric @censysio
@daharaldo Kilian Moser @MaltegoHQ
@bquintero Bernardo Quintero @virustotal
@navlys_ Sylvain Hajri @epieos