Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach

Syngress - This book presents an overview of social media and discusses special skills and techniques to use when conducting investigations. Social media as an investigative device is in its infancy and not well understood. The book features hands-on tutorials and case studies and offers additional data-gathering techniques.

Presents an overview of social media sites, information types, and other general issues relevant to investigating individuals onlineDiscusses the special skills and techniques needed when conducting investigations using social mediaIncludes hands-on tutorials and case studies using Facebook, and other social media sites using proven investigative techniquesShows how to gather additional data using advanced techniques such as crowdsourcing, privacy policies, LinkedIn, data mining, Twitter, and network analysis .

Introduction to Social Media Investigation: A Hands-on Approach - If you’re interested in using social media as an investigative tool, Twitter, like Facebook, Introduction to Social Media Investigation will show you how! Social networks and social media, and Foursquare, are some of the most popular services on the Web, with hundreds of millions of users. The public information that people share on these sites can be valuable for anyone interested in investigating people of interest through open, public sources.





Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - It is written in a hands-on style that encourages the reader to execute the tutorials as they go. Completely rewritten sixth edition sheds new light on open source Intelligence Collection and Analysis Author Michael Bazzell has been well known in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about any target through Open Source Intelligence OSINT.

Among other techniques, you will learn how to locate: hidden social network content cell phone subscriber information deleted websites & metadata live streaming social content social content by location ip addresses of users additional User Accounts Sensitive Documents & Photos Private Email Addresses Duplicate Video Posts Mobile App Network Data Unlisted Addresses & Posts Missing Facebook Profile Data Full Twitter Account Data Alias Social Network Profiles Free Investigative Software Useful Browser Extensions Alternative Search Engine Results Website Owner Information Photo GPS & #s Public Government Records Document Metadata Rental Vehicle Contracts Online Criminal Activity Personal Radio Communications Compromised Email Information Automated Collection Solutions Linux Investigative Programs Dark Web Content Tor Restricted YouTube Content Hidden Website Details Vehicle Registration Details .

Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information - The search techniques offered will inspire analysts to "think outside the box" when scouring the internet for personal information. Each step of his process is explained throughout twenty-five chapters of specialized websites, software solutions, and creative search techniques. Always thinking like a hacker, the author has identified new ways to use various technologies for an unintended purpose.

In this book, he shares his methods in great detail. Much of the content of this book has never been discussed in any publication.





The Guide to Online Due Diligence Investigations: The Professional Approach on How to Use Traditional and Social Media Resources

Facts On Demand Press - Performing thorough due diligence to discover financial problems, criminal activity and legal action can keep your personal life in check and your business activity in the black and out of litigation. Facts on Demand Press. Successful relationships in business, life or online depend on the honesty of all parties.

. Find out how to use online database resources and even social network profiles to locate assets or fraudulent business practices. The guide to online due Diligence Investigations goes far beyond abstract concepts and gives a blueprint for action. Learn how to conduct an online background on any business, person, or entity; foreign or domestic.

The Guide to Online Due Diligence Investigations: The Professional Approach on How to Use Traditional and Social Media Resources - Learn how to keep up with cutting edge services that are popping up daily on the Web.





Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools: A Practical Guide to Online Intelligence

Apress - The book also covers how to anonymize your digital identity online so you can conduct your searching activities without revealing your identity. What you’ll learn identify intelligence needs and leverage a broad range of tools and sources to improve data collection, law enforcement, un agencies, exposed, analysis, intelligence services, digital forensics investigators, military, and sensitive and hide the data before it is revealed by outside attackersGather corporate intelligence about business competitors and predict future market directionsConduct advanced searches to gather intelligence from social media sites such as Facebook and TwitterUnderstand the different layers that make up the Internet and how to search within the invisible web which contains both the deep and the dark webs Who This Book Is For Penetration testers, and decision making in your organizationUse OSINT resources to protect individuals and enterprises by discovering data that is online, and for-profit/non-profit enterprises Facts on Demand Press.

This book will also improve your skills to acquire information online from both the regular Internet as well as the hidden web through its two sub-layers: the deep web and the dark web. The author includes many osint resources that can be used by intelligence agencies as well as by enterprises to monitor trends on a global level, identify risks, and gather competitor intelligence so more effective decisions can be made.

Open Source Intelligence Methods and Tools: A Practical Guide to Online Intelligence - Use the harvested data in different scenarios such as financial, crime, and terrorism investigations as well as performing business competition analysis and acquiring intelligence about individuals and other entities. You will discover techniques, methods, and tools that are equally used by hackers and penetration testers to gather intelligence about a specific target online.

. Apply open source intelligence oSINT techniques, methods, and tools to acquire information from publicly available online sources to support your intelligence analysis.





Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Among other techniques, email addresses, searching, you will learn to: remove your personal information from public databases and people search sites create free anonymous mail addresses, and telephone numbers Control your privacy settings on social networks and remove sensitive data Provide disinformation to conceal true private details Force data brokers to stop sharing your information with both private and public organizations Prevent marketing companies from monitoring your browsing, and shopping habits Remove your landline and cellular telephone numbers from online websites Use a credit freeze to eliminate the worry of financial identity theft and fraud Change your future habits to promote complete privacy and anonymity Conduct a complete background check to verify proper information removal Configure a home firewall with VPN Kill-Switch Purchase a completely invisible home or vehicle Facts on Demand Press.

He has researched each source and identified the best method to have your private details removed from the databases that store profiles on all of us. Always thinking like a hacker, the author has identified new ways to force companies to remove you from their data collection systems. In hiding from the internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information, he exposes the resources that broadcast your personal details to public view.

Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information - Author michael bazzell has been well known in government circles for his ability to locate personal information about anyone through the internet. It is written in a hands-on style that encourages the reader to execute the tutorials as they go. Much of the content of this book has never been discussed in any publication.

This book exposes loopholes that create unique opportunities for privacy seekers.





The Manual to Online Public Records: The Researcher's Tool to Online Resources of Public Records and Public Information

Facts On Demand Press - Facts on Demand Press. More than any of the earlier editions, this resource provides the competitive edge for concise record research. Facts on Demand Press. The what, where, and how of online public record access is contained herein on a nationwide basis. In the 4th edition of the manual to online Public Records, authors Sankey and Hetherington shed new light on the mystique of finding public records from government and private sources.

Two words epitomize the benefits readers will gain from this completely revised 4th edition: efficiency and accuracy. Data is presented in a format that is easy-to-use and practical in wording as well as spiked with subjective comments on value and benefits. New chapters explore how to analyze record searching methodology and how to best use social media sites for advanced, creative techniques of finding electronic and paper trails of records.

The Manual to Online Public Records: The Researcher's Tool to Online Resources of Public Records and Public Information - . Readers will soon learn of detailed information on key locations, including data not found from a Google Search. The manual also provides techniques on how to narrow the overwhelming array of vendors to find those sites that best suit a researcher's needs. An analysis of 15, 000+ government sites is arranged in individual state chapters.





How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything

Prentice Hall Press - How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery. Facts on Demand Press.

You’ll learn: •how to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. How to find experts and other people with special knowledge.

How to Find Out Anything: From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything - Facts on Demand Press. From top ceo’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk. Com, ipl. Org, the university of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others.

. How to access free government resources and put your tax dollars to good use. Prentice Hall Press.





Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking

Wiley - Harden the human firewall against the most current threats social engineering: the science of human hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker’s repertoire—why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the most robust security personnel, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, and shows you how these techniques have been used in the past.

Social engineering gives you the inside information you need to mount an unshakeable defense. Examine the most common social engineering tricks used to gain access discover which popular techniques generally don’t work in the real world Examine how our understanding of the science behind emotions and decisions can be used by social engineers Learn how social engineering factors into some of the biggest recent headlines Learn how to use these skills as a professional social engineer and secure your company Adopt effective counter-measures to keep hackers at bay By working from the social engineer’s playbook, you gain the advantage of foresight that can help you protect yourself and others from even their best efforts.

Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking - The way that we make decisions as humans affects everything from our emotions to our security. This new second edition has been updated with the most current methods used by sharing stories, examples, and scientific study behind how those decisions are exploited. Human nature and emotion is the secret weapon of the malicious social engineering, predict, and this book shows you how to recognize, and prevent this type of manipulation by taking you inside the social engineer’s bag of tricks.

. Hackers, since the beginning of time, have figured out ways to exploit that decision making process and get you to take an action not in your best interest.





Automating Open Source Intelligence: Algorithms for OSINT Computer Science Reviews and Trends

Syngress - Facts on Demand Press. Prentice Hall Press. The book is beneficial to both practitioners and academic researchers, a coherent set of methods and processes for automating OSINT, with discussions of the latest advances in applications, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the key problems identified within each discipline.

Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples, named entity resolution in Social Media, and a distinguished list of contributors discuss Evidence Accumulation Strategies for OSINT, Surveys and qualitative techniques in OSINT, Analyzing Social Media Campaigns for Group Size Estimation, editors Robert Layton, Paul Watters, and Geospatial reasoning of open data.

Automating Open Source Intelligence: Algorithms for OSINT Computer Science Reviews and Trends - Algorithms for automating open source intelligence OSINT presents information on the gathering of information and extraction of actionable intelligence from openly available sources, public repositories, and more recently, including news broadcasts, social media. As osint has applications in crime fighting, this book provides recent advances in text mining, state-based intelligence, web crawling, and social research, and other algorithms that have led to advances in methods that can largely automate this process.

Presents a coherent set of methods and processes for automating osINTFocuses on algorithms and applications allowing the practitioner to get up and running quicklyIncludes fully developed case studies on the digital underground and predicting crime through OSINTDiscusses the ethical considerations when using publicly available online data Facts on Demand Press.





The Complete Privacy & Security Desk Reference: Volume I: Digital Volume 1

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Prentice Hall Press. This textbook, at nearly 500 pages, will explain how to become digitally invisible. Facts on Demand Press. You will no longer give away your intimate details and you will take yourself out of 'the system'. You will use covert aliases and misinformation to eliminate current and future threats toward your privacy & security.

When taken to the extreme, you will be impossible to compromise. You will remove all personal information from public view and will reclaim your right to privacy. Facts on Demand Press. You will make all of your communications private, computers hardened, purchases secret, internet connections anonymous, data encrypted, devices locked, accounts secured, identity guarded, and home address hidden.





The Complete Privacy & Security Desk Reference: Volume II: Physical Volume 2

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - After 100 pages of updates from the previous volume Digital, this book explains how to be private and secure in your home and while you travel. This book continues with your journey and explores complete physical privacy and security in the real world. You will create a more secure home perimeter, land trust and llc's to privately title your home, use living trusts, enable advanced features of your alarm system, secure your belongings from physical and digital intrusion during travel, install better locks on your doors, install a proper home safe, privately title your vehicle and registration, embrace surveillance under your terms, modify your vehicles and usage, execute a fail-proof firewall to protect your entire home network and devices, apply physical disinformation techniques around your property, avoid threats to your safety, and become more aware of your surroundings while being prepared to take action.

When taken to the extreme, you will be impossible to compromise. Facts on Demand Press. The first volume of this series made you digitally invisible. Prentice Hall Press. Facts on Demand Press.