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


Eye-Opening Techniques Shed 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 fifteen chapters of specialized websites, application programming interfaces, and software solutions. Over 200 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:

Search The Twitter API for GPS data
Locate “hidden” Myspace content
Use search operators to increase results
Generate maps of video media by location
Search multiple networks for people
Monitor all network traffic for keywords
Create API calls to get instant information
Properly extract content from websites
Create replicas of an entire website
Locate deleted and previous versions of websites
Search past archives of online classifieds data
Locate all user profiles by searching user names
Obtain user created documents, photos, & videos
Analyze digital photograph metadata for information
Conduct reverse image searches to identify aliases
Use software applications to automate searching
Locate additional information about website owners
Create personal web forms for API searching

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Book Details

Author: Michael Bazzell Publisher: CreateSpace Indepe.. Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 264

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