The OSINT Newsletter - Issue #38
Discovering Telegram channels, groups, and users on social media platforms using Google Dorks
👋 Welcome to the 38th issue of The OSINT Newsletter. This issue contains OSINT news, community posts, tactics, techniques, and tools to help you become a better investigator. Among those topics are data privacy, OSINT trends for 2024, investigating social media profiles, understanding exploit research, satellite OSINT tools, and more.
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📰 Decoding IncogniGate: What Google’s Lawsuit Means for Your Privacy in 2024
Google's lawsuit reveals incognito mode doesn't fully protect user privacy. The case urges better privacy communication by tech companies.
🎩 H/T: Sam Bent
📰 2023 OSINT Landscape Trends: A Data-Driven Analysis
The 2023 OSINT Trends Analysis discusses the growth of open-source intelligence tools. It underscores their increasing use in social media and geopolitical conflict analysis.
🎩 H/T: Scott Small
📰 Happy New Year & Happy OSINT Hunting
Ginger T focuses on creating a custom virtual machine for OSINT. It highlights the importance of using specialized tools for digital investigations.
🎩 H/T: Ginger T
📺 Reveal Hidden Information on Facebook Profiles
Learn how to use Google Dorking to find hidden information about a Facebook user. You can partially create a graph search by using these techniques.
🎩 H/T: CyberSudo
🐦 Cyber Detective shares tips for exploit research
Shodan has an exploit search engine. Netlas also has a similar functionality. Cyber Detective compares and contrasts with images. If you’re interested in cyber threat intelligence, give this a read.
🎩 H/T: Cyber Detective
🐦 Satellite Tracking OSINT Tools
Angelina compiles and shares her list of satellite OSINT tools and data sources. I’m considering adding satellite positioning to a new historical OSINT location tool I’m working on and this list has been awesome.
🎩 H/T: Angelina Tsuboi
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SnapIntel is an open-source Python script that lets you find information about a Snapchat user. There’s an option to download user stories and other interesting features.
🎩 H/T: Kr0wZ
GoOSINT is an aggregation of free OSINT and cybersecurity-related tools. With 130+ in the collection, you’re bound to find something useful.
🎩 H/T: Khalil B
🖥️ Linux for OSINT: 21-day course for beginners
Cyber Detective releases another 21-day series to help beginners learn Linux. This free resource will help you get more proficient at more advanced OSINT techniques.
🎩 H/T: Cyber Detective
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