Open Source Intelligence Techniques - 6th Edition (2018)


Rewritten Sixth Edition Sheds New Light on Open Source Intelligence Collection and Analysis Methods

In this 460 page textbook, Michael Bazzell shares his methods for searching and analyzing online information in detail. Each step of the process is explained throughout twenty-five chapters of specialized websites, software solutions, and creative search techniques. 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. 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 Content
Cell Phone Subscriber Information
Deleted Websites & Posts
Missing Facebook Profile Data
Full Twitter Account Data
Alias Social Network Profiles
Free Investigative Software
Useful Browser Extensions
Alternative Search Engine Results
Website Owner Information
Photo GPS & Metadata
Live Streaming Social Content
Social Content by Location
IP Addresses of Users
Additional User Accounts
Sensitive Documents & Photos
Private Email Addresses
Duplicate Video Posts
Mobile App Network Data
Unlisted Addresses & #s
Public Government Records
Document Metadata
Rental Vehicle Contracts
Online Criminal Activity
Personal Radio Communications
Compromised Email Information
Automated Collection Solutions
Linux Investigative Programs
Dark Web Content (Tor)
Restricted YouTube Content
Hidden Website Details
Vehicle Registration Details

6th Edition Updates

If you have the 5th edition of this book, you may want to know what has changed in this 6th edition. Overall, 1/3 of the book is brand new content, 1/3 is updated material, and 1/3 is recycled relevant instruction. The 6th edition is 460 pages (5th edition was 400), but the retail price of the book remained unchanged. All expired and outdated resources were replaced with new methods throughout every chapter, and the OSINT flow charts were re-built to reflect all changes. Several new online custom search tools were created and implemented into the tutorials for easier search execution. The chapters were re-written and reorganized in order to allow complete explaination of each topic.

CHAPTER 01: Prepare Your Computer
CHAPTER 02: Buscador Linux Operating System
CHAPTER 03: Search Engines
CHAPTER 04: Social Networks: Facebook
CHAPTER 05: Social Networks: Twitter
CHAPTER 06: Social Networks: General
CHAPTER 07: Online Communities
CHAPTER 08: Email Addresses
CHAPTER 09: Usernames
CHAPTER 10: People Search Engines
CHAPTER 11: Telephone Numbers
CHAPTER 12: Online Maps
CHAPTER 13: Documents
CHAPTER 14: Photographs
CHAPTER 15: Videos
CHAPTER 16: Domain Names
CHAPTER 17: IP Addresses
CHAPTER 18: Government Records
CHAPTER 19: Software Applications
CHAPTER 20: Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
CHAPTER 21: Android Emulation
CHAPTER 22: Recon-ng
CHAPTER 23: Radio Frequency Monitoring
CHAPTER 24: OSINT Workflow Processes
CHAPTER 25: Documentation


Updated Links

Occasionally, techniques for obtaining online information change. Some websites shut down and many change the exact address for access. Often, I find new services after the books are published. Those that purchase the book may want easier access to many of the links demonstrated during the instruction. All of these scenarios have convinced me to make my current set of basic OSINT links publicly available. Click the link below to access over 300 investigation resources. Many of the techniques in the book can be found on this page.

OSINT LINKS


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