Telephone Search with CallerID Test

Posted on October 29th, 2016

CallerID Test is an option for identifying the caller ID based on subscriber information of both landline and cellular telephone numbers. It appears to be limited to 5 lookups a day (per IP address). Link:

http://www.calleridtest.com/

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Keyword Searching the Wayback Machine

Posted on October 29th, 2016

Forum user Thode found this gem. It is an early release of full keyword search for the historic web archive at the Wayback Machine. This allows you to locate target words as they existed on historic (often deleted) websites. It currently searched 270 billion of the 500 billion page archive. Link:

https://web-beta.archive.org/#/

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Extract bulk Facebook User IDs with SEOToolStation

Posted on October 29th, 2016

Bulk ID Finder is a tool which will accept up to 20 Facebook user names and then export the unique user ID for each. This can be beneficial when you have developed multiple targets. Results can be exported to a spreadsheet file. Link:

http://seotoolstation.com/bulk-facebook-id-finder

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Extract GPS from OfferUp

Posted on October 29th, 2016

OfferUp is an online community for buying and selling products locally that is gaining in popularity nationwide. An attendee of a recent OSINT course in Seattle pointed out a nice strategy when researching sellers. The source code of the posts contain specific latitude and longitude coordinates for the seller’s location. I have not tested the accuracy of these, but this looks promising. Link:

https://offerupnow.com/

Source Code:

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Search for Serial Numbers on Flickr

Posted on October 29th, 2016

This is not so much of an online resource, but more of a search strategy. Flickr appears to no longer support search of their photos by the serial number of the camera. However, a detailed search on Google seems to replicate the success. Search:

site:flickr.com “serial” “Serial Number Here”

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Reverse Caller ID with Twilio

Posted on October 29th, 2016

Twilio Lookup is yet another reverse caller ID lookup option. This service appears more focused for VOIP users and identified 100% of the cellular numbers that I tested. This page appears to be a demo page displaying the proper server code to generate queries. However, the page is live and accepts unlimited live searches. Link:

https://www.twilio.com/lookup

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Telephone Search with CallerID Test

Posted on October 29th, 2016

CallerID Test is an option for identifying the caller ID based on subscriber information of both landline and cellular telephone numbers. It appears to be limited to 5 lookups a day (per IP address). Link:

http://www.calleridtest.com/

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Keyword Searching the Wayback Machine

Posted on October 29th, 2016

Forum user Thode found this gem. It is an early release of full keyword search for the historic web archive at the Wayback Machine. This allows you to locate target words as they existed on historic (often deleted) websites. It currently searched 270 billion of the 500 billion page archive. Link:

https://web-beta.archive.org/#/

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Recovering from Identity Theft

Posted on October 9th, 2016

At a recent cyber-crime keynote, I held a 30 minute Q & A session with the audience. The question that sparked the most conversation was “What should I do the moment I find out I am the victim of identity theft?” There are millions of new victims of the identity theft every year. From stolen credit cards to fraudulently filed tax returns, a large portion of U.S. citizens are trying to figure out how to repair the damage. To help, the Federal Trade Commission has created a nice tool to work through the recovery process at IdentityTheft.gov.

The site will walk you through a step-by-step approach to report and repair your damage. There are different paths depending on the type of identity theft you have been subjected to. Below is a snapshot of the Federal Trade Commission’s recovery process.

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Everyone should review the site. Even if you are not currently a victim of identity theft, spend a few minutes reviewing the site. A review now can help you become more aware of the problem and help you understand what immediate steps you should take if this happens to you.

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Facebook Private Friends Discovery

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Over the years, it has been a roller-coaster ride with various Facebook search techniques. For a long time, we could view the friends of any Facebook user, regardless of the friend privacy setting. Facebook eventually fixed this, and we moved on to other methods. Until recently, you could use the Facebook ID number of two people, and view their common friends, again regardless of their privacy setting for the friends list. In the past few days, Facebook has fixed this bug, and none of these methods work. We are left with two options.

The following URL will display the friends in common with two people. This will only work if both targets have their friends list set to be viewable by the public. The numbers should be replaced by the actual user ID numbers of your targets.

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/1111/friends/2222/friends/intersect/

The original option that we used to obtain a list of friends in common with a private person will now only reveal two of the friends. This does still work if a person has their friends set to private, but we can no longer click the “mutual friends” link to see the complete list.

https://www.facebook.com/friendship/1111/2222/

Facebook obviously (and responsibly) patched this loophole that we used for years. This makes me suspect that a new technique for identifying private friends will not surface any time soon. I have updated my Facebook Tools page to include these two options for convenience:

https://inteltechniques.com/osint/facebook.html

We must never forget that a manual analysis can often reveal the friends of a Facebook user that has a profile set to Private. Using the tools on my page to identify content not visible on a person’s profile, such as posts, comments, and tagged photos, will often provide more true friendship data than having a list identified as “Friends”.

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