Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information

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CCI Publishing, 2014 - Computers - 402 pages
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Third Edition Sheds New Light on Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis.Author Michael Bazzell has been well known and respected in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about any target through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). In this book, he shares his methods in great detail. Each step of his process is explained throughout sixteen chapters of specialized websites, application programming interfaces, and software solutions. Based on his live and online video training at IntelTechniques.com, over 250 resources are identified with narrative tutorials and screen captures. This book will serve as a reference guide for anyone that is responsible for the collection of online content. It is written in a hands-on style that encourages the reader to execute the tutorials as they go. The search techniques offered will inspire analysts to “think outside the box” when scouring the internet for personal information. Much of the content of this book has never been discussed in any publication. Always thinking like a hacker, the author has identified new ways to use various technologies for an unintended purpose. This book will improve anyone's online investigative skills. Among other techniques, you will learn how to locate: Hidden Social Network ContentCell Phone Owner InformationTwitter GPS & Account DataHidden Photo GPS & MetadataDeleted Websites & PostsWebsite Owner InformationAlias Social Network ProfilesAdditional User AccountsSensitive Documents & PhotosLive Streaming Social ContentIP Addresses of UsersNewspaper Archives & ScansSocial Content by LocationPrivate Email AddressesHistorical Satellite ImageryDuplicate Copies of PhotosLocal Personal Radio FrequenciesCompromised Email InformationWireless Routers by LocationHidden Mapping ApplicationsComplete Facebook DataFree Investigative SoftwareAlternative Search EnginesStolen Items for SaleUnlisted AddressesUnlisted Phone NumbersPublic Government RecordsDocument MetadataRental Vehicle ContractsOnline Criminal Activity

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About the author (2014)

Michael Bazzell has been a full time law enforcement officer for over 15 years. He is currently assigned to the FBI's Cyber Task Force where he focuses on open source intelligence (OSINT) collection and analysis. He has trained thousands of individuals employed by state and federal agencies, as well as the private sector, in the use of his OSINT techniques. His online video training at IntelTechniques.com is used by dozens of companies every day to stay on top of the latest methods of information discovery and documentation. He has created several college courses including Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics. He is also the author of Hiding from the Internet and Personal Digital Security. His books are often used as training manuals for intelligence gathering and securing personal information.

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