Data vs. Intelligence

Data vs. Intelligence

By Josh C | Apr 22, 2020 12:00:00 AM

It would take about 3 minutes to teach someone how to collect data on a single individual. That is easy to do. You poke around and find out all you can about the person. The difference between an...

Fishing with a Subaru

Fishing with a Subaru

By Elliott Anderson / Apr 15, 2020 12:00:00 AM

There comes a time in some OSINT investigations where we have accurately identified our target’s profiles, lifestyle, and communication platforms, but we still aren’t quite to the point of...

Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 3

Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 3

By Josh C / Apr 1, 2020 12:00:00 AM

After looking at the structure of both the dark web and normal web, we can now start to see why so many people want the benefits Tor gives, especially the anonymity. With anonymity comes people...

Filtering Out Noise

Filtering Out Noise

By Brooks M / Mar 25, 2020 12:00:00 AM

When starting a project in OIMonitor, you are tempted to cast a wide net and grab from every source. This will bring in a lot of hits and you may even think, “Wow, this is awesome! I am awesome!...

Background Checks & Due Diligence

Background Checks & Due Diligence

By Elliott Anderson / Mar 11, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Many years ago, when I was in college, I had a job at a large retailer.  It involved all of the normal retail-y things: stocking, checking, unloading trucks, helping customers, etc.  After...

Heat Maps: Form Over Function

Heat Maps: Form Over Function

By Josh C / Mar 6, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Since movies took over displaying intelligence, we have seen crazy maps and charts attempt to display intelligence and seem “futuristic.” Here, we can see an example of a heat map:  It is...

Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 2

Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 2

By Josh C / Mar 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM

This is Part 2 of our 3-part series on demystifying the dark web. In Part 1, we looked at how the regular internet works at a networking layer. Today, we will be looking at how the dark web works...

Password Maths

Password Maths

By Brooks M / Feb 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM

As a follow up to our last blog about password reuse and the recent data breach of Disney, I would like to talk about how to create strong passwords and why they are “strong.” Typically, we like...

Unmasking a carder with OSINT

Unmasking a carder with OSINT

By Elliott Anderson / Feb 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Today, we will be exploring the world of carding a bit and following the path of a kid on his way to becoming a full-fledged carder.  I spent about an hour on the basics of the investigation. The...

Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 1

Demystifying the Dark Web: Part 1

By Josh C / Feb 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM

This post is part of a 3-part series that explains the difference between normal internet and the dark web, and how some actors use the dark web. Today we are going to try and clear up some of...

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