Week in OSINT #2018–31

Time for AWS and playing games, a bunch of newspapers and calling names…

Aug 6, 2018 · 3 min read

I have a nice bunch of links for you again this week! Lot’s of great tools, news and blogs and even games to practice your skills!

  • Newspaper Map
  • Reverse DNS to identify mass scanners
  • New Awesomeness
  • Leaked Wikileaks Chat Logs
  • RSS Feed For All
  • AWS Arsenal
  • Sourcing.games


Last week Micah Hoffman was a guest in Timothy De Block’s podcast and talked about ORCS and YOGA. So if you haven’t heard this yet, quickly skim the rest of this news letter and grab your headphones!

Link: http://www.timothydeblock.com/eis/149

Website: Newspaper Map

ph055a posted a link to something really cool! It is a map with the location of newspapers from all over the world! So if you are looking for local news for whatever reason, head over to the Newspaper Map and go hunting!

Link: https://newspapermap.com/

Blog: Reverse DNS to identify mass scanners

Security Trails have written an article about using reverse DNS queries to identify complete net blocks with scanners or otherwise malicious actors. This being a nuisance to most network admins, and not always easy to cope with, this article might give you some ideas on how to identify and block the right traffic!

Link: https://securitytrails.com/blog/use-reverse-dns-records-to-identify-mass-scanners

Website: New Awesomeness

Again a mention of ph055a since he has updated his awesome OSINT repo on GitHub! There are some new categories, some changes to the structure and loads of links added.

Link: https://github.com/Ph055a/awesome_osint/blob/master/README.md

Website: Leaked Wikileaks Chat Logs

Wikileaks have been in the news lately again, but not because of things they published themselves this time. A whistle-blower actually published private chat logs showing that some people within the organisation are not as ethical as everybody thought.

Just a small example of the ethics within WikiLeaks

And besides these chat logs leaking, it also seems that Julian Assange might even be evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy. And with that, one wonders what will be left of this organisation after all these events.

Link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4378830-Excerpts-From-Private-WikiLeaks-Twitter-Group.html

Website: RSS Feed For All

This just got to the beta stage, but sounds incredibly interesting for people that are into OSINT: Turn any website out there into a possible RSS feed! I haven’t applied for an invite myself, but it wouldn’t surprise me if some of the readers here will actually go and check this out!

Link: https://feeder.co/product/any-website

GitHub: AWS Arsenal

Just as I was preparing the last few lines of this news letter, I quickly went over my Tweetdeck to see whether I may have missed something nice. And then I stumbled upon a tweet by L4bF0x:

Slides? For recon workshop? Well, that just has to have some interesting links! So I quickly went over the slides and there are some very nice tools in it! Do check it out yourself, but there is one I want to mention here. It’s a GitHub repo with AWS related tools and links. Whether it’s defensive or offensive, training or forensics, it’s all in there!

Link: https://github.com/toniblyx/my-arsenal-of-aws-security-tools

Game: Sourcing.games

Want to go out and play? Maybe using all the weekly links I keep sending around every Monday? Well… Now you can!

I have played a couple of the first game and had a short peek at some other more difficult games. I can say I absolutely love this! It’s a wonderful setup and a lot more clean and understandable than the challenge I created end of 2017! Definitely worth checking this one out.

Link: https://www.sourcing.games/

And that‘s it for this week! Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it…

Have a good week and have a good search

Week in OSINT

Your weekly dose of OSINT websites, tools and aimed at anyone working in the field of analysts, researchers and pentesters.


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Week in OSINT

Your weekly dose of OSINT websites, tools and aimed at anyone working in the field of analysts, researchers and pentesters.

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