OSINT Techniques

Resources for Uncovering Online Information - 10th Edition (2023)

36 chapters | 260,000 words | 550 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $30 - This textbook will serve as a reference guide for anyone who is responsible for the collection of online content. It is written in a hands-on style that encourages the reader to execute the tutorials while reading. The search techniques offered will inspire researchers to think outside the box when scouring the internet. Digital downloads include offline search tools, custom Linux scripts, and detailed report templates.

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Extreme Privacy

What It Takes To Disappear - 4th Edition (2022)

22 chapters | 320,000 words | 517 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $30 - This rewritten privacy manual is PROACTIVE. It is about starting over. It is the complete guide that I would give to any new client in an extreme situation. It leaves nothing out and provides explicit details of every step I take to make someone completely disappear, including legal documents and a chronological order of events. The information shared in this book is based on real experiences with my actual clients, and is unlike any content released in my other publications.

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OSINT Techniques

Leaks, Breaches, & Logs - Digital Edition (2024)

9 chapters | 57,000 words | 171 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $20 - This digital (PDF) supplement to OSINT Techniques, 10th Edition (2023) delivers a much more thorough guide about data Leaks, Breaches, & Logs. It provides our entire playbook which we use to locate, acquire, clean, store, and query various online data collections valuable to our investigations. All expired and outdated methods were replaced with new techniques, and brand-new topics were introduced throughout. We also explain all daily, weekly, and monthly tasks required to maintain your data collection. All updates are free and delivered digitally.

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The Ultimate Virtual Machine - Digital Edition (2024)

14 chapters | 74,000 words | 229 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $20 - This digital (PDF) supplement to OSINT Techniques, 10th Edition (2023) delivers a much more thorough guide about Linux OSINT applications and Virtual Machines. It provides our entire playbook which we use to build, configure, clone, export, backup, and wipe out our investigative environments. All expired and outdated methods and applications were replaced with new functioning techniques, and brand-new programs were introduced throughout. For this release, we transition from Ubuntu to Debian for a more private and stable environment, and also explain all tasks required to maintain your investigative machines. New downloadable scripts automate the entire installation process and all data search programs. All updates are free and delivered digitally.

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Extreme Privacy

Mobile Devices - Digital Edition (2024)

16 chapters | 71,000 words | 169 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $20 - This digital (PDF) supplement to Extreme Privacy, 4th Edition (2022) delivers a much more thorough guide about mobile devices. It provides our entire playbook which we use for our clients when we need to acquire new hardware, configure a custom operating system, execute proper DNS filtering, enable push services, install applications, obtain anonymous cellular service, establish VoIP connectivity, program redundant data eSIMs, provide secure communications, apply VPN strategies, and troubleshoot the things which will go wrong. We also explain all maintenance and best practices for a new private and secure device. All updates are free and delivered digitally.

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Extreme Privacy

macOS Devices - Digital Edition (2024)

10 chapters | 45,000 words | 125 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $20 - This digital (PDF) supplement to Extreme Privacy, 4th Edition (2022) delivers a much more thorough guide about macOS devices. It provides our entire playbook which we use for our clients when we need to sanitize previous Apple IDs; acquire new hardware; configure operating system settings; execute a proper firewall; install applications without Apple ID; configure browsers, VPNs, and DNS; establish VoIP connectivity; create virtual machines; and generate custom scripts for daily usage. We also explain all maintenance and best practices for a new private and secure macOS device. Purchase includes custom macOS scripts and an import file to replicate all firewall rules. All updates are free and delivered digitally.

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Extreme Privacy

Linux Devices - Digital Edition (2024)

10 chapters | 45,000 words | 118 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $20 - This digital (PDF) supplement to Extreme Privacy, 4th Edition (2022) delivers a much more thorough guide about Linux devices. It provides our entire playbook which we use for our clients when we need to acquire new hardware; configure operating system settings; execute proper DNS filtering; install applications securely; configure browsers and VPNs; establish VoIP connectivity; create virtual machines; and generate custom scripts for daily usage. We also explain all maintenance and best practices for a new private and secure Linux device. Purchase includes custom Linux scripts. All updates are free and delivered digitally.

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Extreme Privacy

VPNs & Firewalls - Digital Edition (2024)

9 chapters | 38,000 words | 99 pages | 8.5" x 11" | $20 - This digital (PDF) supplement to Extreme Privacy, 4th Edition (2022) delivers a much more thorough guide about VPNs and firewalls. It provides our entire playbook which we use for our clients when we need to acquire new hardware; configure firewall settings; execute proper DNS filtering; configure web browsers; and establish VPN connectivity. We also explain all maintenance and best practices for a new private and secure firewall device. Purchase includes custom firewall configuration files. All updates are free and delivered digitally.

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Release Schedule


OSINT Techniques (10th Edition Hardcover, Paperback, and Digital) was originally published in January 2023. There are currently no plans for any future print or digital editions. Any future digital releases will be supplemental guides to this text.

Extreme Privacy (4th Edition Hardcover, Paperback, and Digital) was originally published in March 2022. There are currently no plans for any future print or digital editions. Any future digital releases will be supplemental guides to this text. The following digital guides are updated often.

The Leaks, Breaches, & Logs PDF was originally published in December 2023. Any updates will be provided free to purchasers, who will be notified via email of new files.

The Ultimate Virtual Machine PDF was originally published in March 2024. Any updates will be provided free to purchasers, who will be notified via email of new files.

The Mobile Devices PDF was originally published in February 2023. Any updates will be provided free to purchasers, who will be notified via email of new files.

The macOS Devices PDF was originally published in May 2023. Any updates will be provided free to purchasers, who will be notified via email of new files.

The Linux Devices PDF was originally published in July 2023. Any updates will be provided free to purchasers, who will be notified via email of new files.

The VPNs & Firewalls PDF was originally published in September 2023. Any updates will be provided free to purchasers, who will be notified via email of new files.

Books F.A.Q.


Q: How do I receive the digital ebooks and how long can I download them?

A: When you purchase a book, you will immediately see the download link in your browser, and you will also receive an email with the same link. This link is valid for 30 days. After expiration, you can no longer download that version. When we release an update, you will receive another copy of the same link, which will be valid for another 30 days for the updated file.

Q: I lost my copy of the book, I deleted the email sent to me with my download link, or I did not download the book within the 30 days of receipt, can you send me a new copy?

A: We do not have access to your unique email message, the file created specifically for you, or your custom download link, therefore we cannot send you a duplicate copy. However, whenever a new update to the book is released, the clock will be reset and you can download an updated copy from the new email generated.

Q: Do you plan on releasing digital books in any other format than PDF?

A: No. We believe PDFs work best for these types of large books. Other formats such as epub do not hold the formatting, fonts, layout, etc., which is vital for these technical books. We would rather put our energy into releasing updated content than try to satisfy everyone's requests for other formats. You are welcome to convert your own copy to another format within Calibre for personal use.

Q: Will the digital versions of OSINT Techniques, 10th Edition and Extreme Privacy, 4th Edition receive updates?

A: We want to preserve the content of those two books as originally published. While we do rarely send out a minor update just to reset the download clock or announce something that no longer works, we do not send updates to the content of those two books.

Q: What is the main difference from the "supplement" guides and the two main OSINT & Privacy books? Is there overlapping content?

A: The original print editions of OSINT Techniques, 10th Edition and Extreme Privacy, 4th Edition (and the recently-released digital versions of each) are the last two large catch-all print books of those series we plan to release. They have reached their page count limits for printing and we have no way to offer additional content in future print releases. Therefore, we are retiring them and releasing supplementary digital guides when appropriate, each on one specific topic (Breaches, VMs, Mobile Devices, Linux, etc.). There is absolutely overlapping content. Each of the supplementary digital guides focuses on one topic from the print books, but offers way more details, tutorials, and expanded content. This also allows us to keep those guides updated with new content.

Q: I have purchased all of the previous books and see that there is now a new title available in the bundle. Can I have a discount?

A: Yes! If you have previously purchased seven of our digital guides, email us the order ID numbers, and we will send you a 50% discount code to allow you to add the eighth guide to your collection at a discounted price. This is currently the only discount code we offer.

Q: I have purchased various ebooks in the past, can I have the amount spent deducted from the bundle?

A: We suspect that most people buying the bundle have already purchased books in the past. That is one reason we have discounted the bundle by $50. We cannot provide any further individual discounts. We believe the current cost for these guides is extremely fair, especially considering most include free updates. Your purchase supports our future efforts to provide updates for everyone.

Q: I bought your print books from Amazon. Can I have the digital editions for free? Can I have a discount for the others?

A: Unfortunately, we have no way to verify your purchase, and a surprising number of people send us photos of their illegally-downloaded pirated versions demanding discounts or free products. If you did not purchase directly through us, we have no way to offer an additional discount or free PDFs. However, the 8-book bundle includes a $50 discount which almost covers the price of the two original print books.

Q: Can I change the email associated with my order for future updates?

A: Yes, but we cannot remove the original email address from the initial purchase. Both Stripe and Sendowl will store that data indefinitely, possibly forever. If you want a new email address added to the order for update notifications, you must email us from the original address and tell us the new address you would like to replace the old. We update the information through Sendowl, but we do not store it internally.

Q: I no longer have access to the email address I originally used for my order, how do I update the address used for updates?

A: In order to modify your order, you must tell us the order number (printed on the bottom of the guide), the email address you used, and the last four digits of the card used for payment. In order to protect all readers, we cannot allow anyone to take over an order without these details.

Q: I have questions about the techniques within the books. Where do I send them?

A: We are unable to provide technical support to all readers, but you could send them for inclusion in the next Q&A section of UNREDACTED Magazine.

Bulk Discount




Buy All 8 Books for $130

Click button above to save $50 by purchasing all eight digital guides including:

OSINT Techniques (10th Edition)
OSINT Techniques: Leaks, Breaches & Logs
OSINT Techniques: The Ultimate Virtual Machine
Extreme Privacy (4th Edition)
Extreme Privacy: Mobile Devices
Extreme Privacy: macOS Devices
Extreme Privacy: Linux Devices
Extreme Privacy: VPNs & Firewalls

PDFs will be immediately available for download after purchase, and an email will also include the download link. You must provide an email address where we can reach you to deliver any updates. This can be a masked, forwarding, or private email provider, but please do not use temporary addresses which you will not be able to control in the future. All PDFs will include a visible and hidden watermark with your order number, but will not include your name, email, or any other personally identifying text. All orders are delivered via SendOwl, and purchasing details are submitted through our own Stripe account. We do not store your credit card information. Due to the nature of instant delivery of digital products, all sales are final.

Bitcoin Purchases


If you would like to purchase any books with Bitcoin, please email us at [email protected] and disclose the desired books and an email address you would like to use for digital delivery. After we receive your email, we will send you a unique Bitcoin payment address. This address will be generated through a local software wallet, and NOT through a public exchange service. The payment link will expire in 24 hours and it will not be recycled. Once we receive the payment, we will process your order internally. We currently cannot accept orders with cash or other virtual currencies. Due to the nature of instant delivery of digital products, all sales are final.