Tag Archives: Social Media

How to Track down Images & People with OSINT Tools

As OSINT investigators, we need to be aware of the hundreds of social media platforms connecting millions of users daily. Some platforms, such as Facebook, require a real-life person to be associated with a personal account. Others, such as Instagram and Twitter, can be created in minutes, and a user can hide behind a made-up handle like […]

How to Protect Your Client with Geofencing Tools

If you are still searching for an alternative to GeoFeedia and other geofencing tools, here are some alternative sites to use. MediaSonar and Echosec both offer geofencing and social media monitoring. Fully equipped with Twitter feeds and Instagram matches, these services provide excellent leads for investigators concerned with geographically sensitive areas.  Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, Echosec […]

Stolen Images Equals Stolen Brands

Brand Value Similar to a stolen name—and often more valuable—is your client’s image with an alternate name. What if I took the Ford image and made a fake account such as this: Instagram.com/f0rd Looks exactly like it should, no? But notice the capital 0 (o) in FORD is actually a zero instead of an O. Name […]

Updating your OSINT & SOCMINT Toolbelt!

 “Social media monitoring is the activity of tracking social media channels. Organizations measure and use social media analytics tools to find out where are the discussions about them, their competition and other topics of interest. Social media monitoring includes measuring opinions and sentiment of groups and influencers. It includes historical data and other information. The […]