OSINT Cheatsheet

This site is a reference for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Last updated on 09 March, 2021 at 13:59:41 Optimized for

Open Source Intelligence deals with information gathered from publicly available sources that can be used in an intelligence context. This can vary widely and be anything from hashes, emails, newspaper articles or geo-locations.

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Tools

Tools used for OSINT investigations

Command Description
Maltego

Powerfull tool to network topology mapping and much more

SpiderFoot

A tool that automates OSINT collection

twint

An advanced Twitter scraping & OSINT tool written in Python that doesn't use Twitter's API, allowing you to scrape a user's followers, following, Tweets and more while evading most API limitations

Photon

Incredibly fast crawler designed for OSINT

HaveIbeenPwned

Search email addresses that has been subject to a data breach and get information about the data breach

Pipl

Google Hacking Databse

Dorks for querying sensitive information or vulnerable content

Terms

Terms used in relation to OSINT

Command Description
Dorking

Using search parameters to narrow down results in a Google search for information which is otherwise difficult to locate (see tools for a database of dorks)

Archived Information

Search through cached and archived content

Command Description
The Wayback Machine

Archive of webpages throughout time as they change

Archive Today

Another timecapsule for webpages

Google and Bing

Both offer cached versions of webpages

Search Operators

Google and Bing

Also known as Google Dorking

Command Description
"Search Term"

Search for the exact phase

TermA OR TermB

Search for TermA or TermB

site:www.example.com

Return results only from www.example.com

filetype:pdf

Return results that are of filetype pdf

intitle:

Search for sites with the given words in their title

inurl:

Search for sites with the given words in their URL

intext:

Search for sites with the given words in the text of the page

inanchor:

Search for sites that have the given words in links pointing to them

cache:

Show most recent cache of a webpage

Online Resources & Books