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Jan 31 14 tweets 11 min read
11 simple and well-known Google Maps Tips.

Check how many of them you know.

Useful for #osint and beyond

🧵🧵🧵 One of the quickest ways to view Google Maps is to type "map" + address or the name of a place of interest into the Google search box.

Dec 24, 2022 5 tweets 6 min read
Open Source Software Insight

Amazing service that allows to analyze developers and repositories data based on more than 5 billion (!) #Github Events.

(1/4)🧵🧵⬇️⬇️ Get info about Github user:

Public activities overview

Pushes, issues, issues_comments, pull_request, code reviews and review_comments statistics for each repository

Star hitstory

Contribution trends

and more.

Nov 16, 2022 4 tweets 5 min read
Due to recent events, some Kali Linux tool creators now have Mastodon accounts (@epi052) (@IvreRocks) (@seemoolab) (@r00t0v3rr1d3) (@droethlisberger)
⬇️🧵 (@iagox86) (@lcamtuf) (@metasploit) (@hdmoore) (@ErrataRob) (@adulau) (@TychoTithonus)
Nov 12, 2022 6 tweets 10 min read
18 #OSINT Medium bloggers

If you're interested in OSINT but don't use Medium, consider taking a closer look at this platform.

Here's 18 blogs by investigative journalists, cyber-threat investigators, and OSINT enthusiasts. Most of them you probably know from Twitter

🧵⬇️ @intel_inquirer @wondersmith_rae @InfoSecSherpa @ChristinaLekati @officer_cia @DFRLab

Oct 4, 2022 9 tweets 6 min read
DuckDuck Go search

In this thread I will show you how the #python library "duckduckgo_search" works.
You can use it to automate regular searches in DuckDuckGo, as well as searches for images, videos, news, objects on a maps, and even text translation.… Image This code allows web pages to be searched automatically by DuckDuckGo. You can configure keywords, search region and number of sites.

The results will show links, headings and some of the text of the pages.

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Sep 23, 2022 11 tweets 11 min read
Tools to increase the efficiency of working with MAPSs in #osint (more exact #geoint)

Quick basic thread

(1/10)🧵 Image These tools will help you measure the area of individual map sections (in square and polygon form), the radius of circle on the map, the distance between points of complex routes, etc.…

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Sep 22, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
In the comments on my tool collection, I get asked all the time if it's there as a page on Start me.

Yes, there is such a tradition among the #osint community. But I don't plan to use Start me

Github is the best place to store any tool collection

7 reasons why I think so🧵 1. Every Github user can make a fork of the collection and modify it at will🧵

I think this opportunity is fully consistent with the ideology of the free dissemination of knowledge, which I try to follow
Sep 7, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
One of the best ways to improve reverse image search results is refine the site in the query.

For example, if you know there is a hotel in the picture, add to the uploaded image:

Examples of sites to improve reverse image for different objects 🧵⬇️ HOTELS

hotels com
booking com
tripadvisor com
expedia com


railcolornews com
trains com
rrpicturearchives net
railarchive net


busworld org
urban-transport-magazine com
gondolaproject com (for unusual transport)

Sep 6, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
How to automated search YouTube videos with Python without using API key?

Use this package…


⬇️🧵 Image You can also use this package to search for YouTube channels by keywords.

🧵⬆️⬇️ #osintautomation Image
Aug 26, 2022 12 tweets 10 min read
WARC (Web ARChive) for #osint and more

Quick basic guide (1/11) 🧵

(WARC - the general format for webarchiving, which is used by, the Australian Web Archive, and many other well-known Internet archives) The WARC (Web ARChive) file format offers a convention for concatenating multiple resource records (data objects), each consisting of a set of simple text headers and an arbitrary data block into one long file (с).

More details:…

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Aug 22, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read

Unofficial(!) #Python library for automation work with IntelTechniques Search Tools

Quick review with code examples 🧵⬇️

#osint First, the BazzellPy generates quick links to gather information about social network accounts:
Twitter (pic 1)
Instagram (2)
Facebook (3)

Bazzellpy 🧵⬇️⬆️
Aug 17, 2022 7 tweets 6 min read

(Yet Another Google Seatch #python library)

"Simulates real human Google search behavior to prevent rate limiting by Google and if HTTP 429 blocked by Google, logic to back off and continue trying" (c)…

Quick manual 🧵⬇️ 1. (check that you have Python and PyPi installed)

2. Install Yagooglesearch:

pip install yagooglesearch

Aug 15, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read

#opensource #python library for scraping tweets (by user, by hashtag, by keyword). NO LOGIN OR API KEY REQUIRED.…

Quick manual 🧵🧵🧵⬇️ 1. (check that you have Python and PyPi installed)

2. Install Stweet:

pip install -U stweet

3. Create file main․py and copy code from README․md into it (view pic)

Aug 9, 2022 11 tweets 8 min read
Goverment data in #OSINT

8 types of government open databases that many countries have and that will be useful to investigate.

Each link is just an example. In the last tweet I will tell how to find government resources for a particular country.

(1/10) 🧵🧵🧵 Business Registries

On these sites you can find out by person's name the companies that belong to him, addresses, phone numbers, occupation, etc (data set varies by country).

Ex (Czech Republic):…

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Jul 26, 2022 16 tweets 12 min read
Gathering information about a person by FIRST NAME and LAST NAME

general approach to the search process;
basic automation techniques;
examples of tools.

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#osint #socmint 🧵(2/15)

Let's start with the easiest and fastest option. Use NAMINT from @seint_pl.

It will generate possible name variants and links to search for them in various search engines (+ possible emails and document search + social media accounts)
Jul 17, 2022 17 tweets 11 min read
Reverse Image Search Guide #osint

- reverse images search engines and advanced search operators;
- photo processing tools for a more successful search;
- face photo search;
- automation.

(1/16) 🧵🧵🧵 The tool I recommend you start your search with is Yandex Images.

Not only does it search very well for similar images, but it also recognizes the text on them and identifies the location if it is an image of a famous landmark.

Jul 14, 2022 17 tweets 13 min read
CCTV cameras in #OSINT

- how to search for cameras (including vulnerable cameras)
- how to save streams from cameras
- how to analyze video

🧵🧵🧵(1/15) You can search for cameras using Google Custom Search Engine, which brings together the ten largest aggregators of camera streams (Webcamtaxi, Insecam, Geocam etc).

Just enter the city name or address.

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Jul 10, 2022 13 tweets 11 min read
10 online tools to make working with the Linux command line faster and more efficient



#linux #bash #cli There are hundreds of thousands of ready-made #bash command combination examples on Stackoverflow, AskUbuntu, Stackexchange etc. figure out exactly what a particular command combination does in details.


Jul 6, 2022 4 tweets 6 min read
Secret Regex List

List of regular expressions to search for API keys and other juicy info.

Useful when searching in public code repositories as well as when researching files on the computer/server that is your target.…

#regex #api

🧵 You can check how the regular expressions in the list above work on the

This tool searches code from over a half million public repositories on #GitHub.

Jul 5, 2022 7 tweets 6 min read

When I post a link to a #osint #cli tools, people ask me: "Why bother with the command line when you can do the same thing with online tools?"

№1 reason is the ability to automate the research of a LIST of domains, emails, phone numbers or other objects.

⬇️ This can be done using the XARGS utility, which is installed by default on Linux/MacOS (and can be installed on Windows).

I will show you how to use it using the BlackBird tool, which searches for profiles in 113 social networks by nickname.…

Jul 3, 2022 7 tweets 7 min read

New search engine from @dancho_danchev developed especially for #osint specialists!
It has many filters and advanced search operators that can help you analyse the information you find more quickly and effectively.
I will talk more about them in this🧵 It's possible to filter results by filetype, language, domain, author, keywords and protocol (https or http) and also sort by date.