The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 189

Posted on September 21st, 2020

EPISODE 189-iOS 14, Usenet, and Self-Publishing

This week I discuss the latest iOS release, searching Usenet posts online, and my latest book about self-publishing.

Support for this show comes directly from sales of my books. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

Monday Show

UPDATES:

https://inteltechniques.com/book8.html

IOS 14:

https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-14/

OSINT:

https://www.usenetarchives.com
http://binzb.com
http://www.binsearch.net


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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 188

Posted on September 18th, 2020

EPISODE 188-Privacy Updates & How to Disappear: Part Four

This week I wrap up the How To Disappear series and present some concerns with online review extortion and IPv6 leaks.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

Tim Conway Jr.

UPDATES:

Online Review Extortion
IP Logger Feedback
https://inteltechniques.com/logger/

HOW TO DISAPPEAR: PART FOUR:

Javier Leiva
https://pretendradio.org/


Data Removal Workbook: https://inteltechniques.com/data/workbook.pdf

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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 187

Posted on September 11th, 2020

EPISODE 187-Offense/Defense: IP Loggers

This week Jesse returns for another Offense/Defense episode all about IP loggers. You might use them to investigate online crimes. Maybe you just want to hide from them while you stay private online. This episode walks you through both sides.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

My First IP Logger
My Most Recent IP Logger

OFFENSE/DEFENSE: IP LOGGERS

https://inteltechniques.com/logger/
https://github.com/AmIJesse/LinkBait

Next Week: How to Disappear: Part Four


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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 186

Posted on September 4th, 2020

EPISODE 186-How to Disappear: Part Three

This week I continue my project with Javier Leiva from Pretend Podcast about disappearing.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

None

UPDATES:

None

HOW TO DISAPPEAR: PART THREE:

Javier Leiva
https://pretendradio.org/


Data Removal Workbook: https://inteltechniques.com/data/workbook.pdf

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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 185

Posted on August 28th, 2020

EPISODE 185-OSINT Tips, Tools, & Training

This week Jason Edison joins me for an entire episode about Open Source Intelligence where we share the latest OSINT tools, tips, and training.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

Tim Conway Jr.

OSINT TIPS, TOOLS, & TRAINING

New Online Training: https://inteltechniques.net
OSINT VM Updates
https://pimeyes.com
https://www.judyrecords.com
https://github.com/nlitsme/youtube_tool
https://vscodium.com/
https://atom.io/
33mail in breaches
Videos & Streams
https://github.com/rowrawer/stream-detector
Free Tutorial: https://inteltechniques.net

Next Week: How to Disappear: Part Three


Data Removal Workbook: https://inteltechniques.com/data/workbook.pdf

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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 184

Posted on August 21st, 2020

EPISODE 184-How to Disappear: Part Two

This week I continue my project with Javier Leiva from Pretend Podcast about disappearing, plus an update to VPN fingerprinting.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

Listen to THIS episode at https://soundcloud.com/user-98066669/184-how-to-disappear-part-two

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

VPN Fingerprint Test:
http://witch.valdikss.org.ru/

VPN Fingerprint Details:
https://medium.com/@ValdikSS/detecting-vpn-and-its-configuration-and-proxy-users-on-the-server-side-1bcc59742413

UPDATES:

https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articles/360007318471-How-do-I-join-Signal-s-beta-

HOW TO DISAPPEAR: PART TWO:

Javier Leiva
https://pretendradio.org/

NEXT WEEK:

OSINT Tips, Tools, & Training


Data Removal Workbook: https://inteltechniques.com/data/workbook.pdf

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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 183

Posted on August 14th, 2020

EPISODE 183-The Trouble With VPNs

This week I discuss the various problems which arise from constant VPN usage.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

My first VPN

THE TROUBLE WITH VPNS:

VPN Breakdown
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ProtonVPN: https://proton.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=6&aff_id=1519
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VPN Reputation
VPN App Connections
VPN Connections
Payment
VPN Blocks
Captchas
Blocked Account Creation
Blocked Orders
Blocked Usage
OSINT Account Creation

NEXT WEEK:

How To Disappear: Part Two


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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 182

Posted on August 7th, 2020

EPISODE 182-How to Disappear: Part One

This week I debut a multiple-part series about disappearing, created with Javier Leiva from Pretend Podcast, plus the latest privacy news and updates.

Support for this show comes directly from my new book Extreme Privacy-Second Edition. More details can be found at https://inteltechniques.com/books.html.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

IRS Scam

UPDATES:

IRS Scam

Offline Contacts: https://inteltechniques.com/blog/2020/08/02/securely-storing-contacts-within-password-managers/

Zoominfo Notice:

NSA Tips: https://media.defense.gov/2020/Aug/04/2002469874/-1/-1/0/CSI_LIMITING_LOCATION_DATA_EXPOSURE_FINAL.PDF

HOW TO DISAPPEAR: PART ONE:

http://pretendradio.org/

NEXT WEEK:

The Problem With VPNs


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Securely Storing Contacts Within Password Managers

Posted on August 2nd, 2020

My contacts are extremely important to me. My clients trust me with personal cell numbers, private email addresses, and the the locations of their homes which are not associated with their true names. My contacts are almost as sensitive as my passwords. Because of this, I go to great lengths protecting them. I recently discussed this on my show HERE, then provided a quick update HERE, and finally an embarrassing correction HERE. There are many scenarios which I now never allow, such as the following.

I do not store them within my phone’s stock contacts app because it is often prone to abuse by apps and synchronizes content to Apple or Google by default.

I do not store them within services such as Apple, Google, or Fastmail because they could be abused by a rogue employee or a data breach.

I no longer store them in ProtonMail because the name and email fields cannot be encrypted (but the phone/address/etc are encrypted, visible only to me).

I no longer want my contacts anywhere online, much like I never store my passwords online. While there are great options, such a ProtonMail, there are still weaknesses which must be monitored. I have decided that all of my contacts will ONLY be stored offline. This presents a dilemma since I need my contacts with me at home (laptop and iPod Touch), and on the road (iPhone). I have decided to use a password manager for my contacts, which securely stores any sensitive content. The following is the solution which works well for me.

EXPORT

I have hundreds of contacts, even after pruning people with which I no longer communicate. Manual entry is out of the question. Since I had everything in ProtonMail, I used their export feature to create a VCF file. A typical entry looked like this:

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:4.0
TEL;PREF=1;TYPE=voice:(202) 555-1212
TEL;PREF=2;TYPE=voice:303-555-1212
ADR;TYPE=x-adr:;;1234 Main;Houston;TX;77089;USA
ORG:Privacy Corp
NOTE:We met at Blackhat
UID:proton-web-28ae3095-21b6-483e-acbc-454853cb88a4
FN:John Doe
item1.EMAIL;TYPE=x-email:jdoe@protonmail.com
item1.X-PM-ENCRYPT:false
item1.X-PM-SIGN:false
END:VCARD

Note that I could have exported the same type of file via FastMail with a protocol of VCard 3.0 or higher. A typical CSV export would have been missing phone numbers if more than one entry for personal numbers was present. I always prefer VCF files over CSV.

Now that I have a single file with hundreds of contacts, I need to clean it up. I cannot import this file into my password manager (KeePassXC) unless I have one clean entry per line. I also need a single field with the full name of my contact, followed by the email field, followed by all of the remaining data. The full name cannot possess a comma, and the details after the email also cannot have a comma. This is because we need everything to import correctly, and KeePassXC sees a comma as a delimiter.

First, I want to rename the file (proton.vcf) to contacts.txt for easy viewing. Then, I want to remove the unnecessary lines with the following commands within Terminal on Linux or Mac (Windows users would need to install Sed). The following works on Mac, eliminate the two single quotes after -i on Linux and Windows.

sed -i '' '/^BEGIN/d' contacts.txt
sed -i '' '/^VERSION/d' contacts.txt
sed -i '' '/^UID\:/d' contacts.txt
sed -i '' '/^item1\.X/d' contacts.txt
sed -i '' '/^END\:/d' contacts.txt

I now have entries such as below.

TEL;PREF=1;TYPE=voice:(202) 555-1212
TEL;PREF=2;TYPE=voice:303-555-1212
ADR;TYPE=x-adr:;;1234 Main;Houston;TX;77089;USA
ORG:Privacy Corp
NOTE:We met at Blackhat
FN:John Doe
item1.EMAIL;TYPE=x-email:jdoe@protonmail.com

I want all of my telephone numbers to appear as ten digits without hyphens, periods, or parentheses. This is because some dialers need a pure number. The following cleans this up, and I ran each of these a few times.

sed -i '' 's/(\([0-9]*\)) \([0-9]*\)-\([0-9]*\)/\1\2\3/' contacts.txt
sed -i '' 's/(\([0-9]*\)) \([0-9]*\)\([0-9]*\)/\1\2\3/' contacts.txt
sed -i '' 's/\([0-9]*\)-\([0-9]*\)-\([0-9]*\)/\1\2\3/' contacts.txt
sed -i '' 's/\([0-9]*\)\.\([0-9]*\)\.\([0-9]*\)/\1\2\3/' contacts.txt

My telephone numbers now appear much cleaner:

TEL;PREF=1;TYPE=voice:2025551212
TEL;PREF=2;TYPE=voice:3035551212

Next, I need to start moving entries from one line up to the entry on the previous line, and I want a colon as the delimiter on MOST, but a comma after the name. The following continues my cleanup using TextEdit on Mac to find and replace text. Most text editors should support this type of behavior. The commands can be seen in the query windows and the results are below within the text. This places all phone numbers on one line, colon delimited:

This removes the junk before the address:

This moves the ORG line up:

This moves the NOTE line up:

This moves the email line up and eliminates the junk:

I am close now, but I need to make everything on one line, with the name first, last name followed by first. the following is complex, but gets the job done:

I now have everything in order on one line, without junk, ready for import. My contact list appears as follows.

Doe: John,jdoe@protonmail.com,2025551212:3035551212:1234 Main:Houston:TX:77089:USA:Privacy Corp:We met at Blackhat
Doe: Mary,mdoe@protonmail.com,2025551212:3035551212:1234 Main:Houston:TX:77089:USA:Privacy Corp:We met at Blackhat
Doe: Kim,kdoe@protonmail.com,2025551212:3035551212:1234 Main:Houston:TX:77089:USA:Privacy Corp:We met at Blackhat
Doe: Joe,joedoe@protonmail.com,2025551212:3035551212:1234 Main:Houston:TX:77089:USA:Privacy Corp:We met at Blackhat
Doe: Mike,mikedoe@protonmail.com,2025551212:3035551212:1234 Main:Houston:TX:77089:USA:Privacy Corp:We met at Blackhat

Next, I can import this list into KeePassXC:

Rename contacts.txt to contacts.csv
KeePassXC > Database > Import > CSV File…
Label as “Contacts” > Continue > Continue
Enter Password > Continue
Save as “Contacts.kbdx”

When prompted, change the following fields:

My contacts are clean and sorted by last name:

An individual entry appears as follows:

I can now save this database and copy it to my mobile devices for use with Strongbox. I can copy/paste any numbers or email addresses from KeePassXC. It is offline an securely encrypted. My contacts are now protected, only visible to me, and no longer prone to online attacks. Overkill? Na…

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The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show – Episode 181-B

Posted on August 1st, 2020

EPISODE 181-B-Four More Minutes Please…

This supplement to yesterday’s episode provides an important correction to last week’s contact show.

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SHOW NOTES:

INTRO:

None

FOUR MORE MINUTES PLEASE…:

Discussion

OSINT:

None


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