Open source tools

 

Guys, we all use Google, as its the most powerful. But it can only see about 10-14% of the internet so you need to see more. Google is great and youve got to use it, but not on its own!

 

When youre buying something on the net, you dont just look at one site do you? so dont to it with data either!

 

STEP AWAY FROM GOOGLE

 

Google is great for cheap flights or holidays, but we are not looking for normal stuff . Google isnot the solution for searching the internet for OSINT stuff. Its still a very valuable tool, but not the best.  Some of the tools below work in different ways so you get other results  . Remember , Google isnt good with PDF and pages within sites. so you need to do several searches .

 

Its also a victim of its own success. It returns EVERY piece of data it thinks is relevant to you. So you get millions of pages. But we dont look past page 3 do we?.............

 

We need to refine our search peramiters so we get back a manageable and reasonable number of results.  We get too much flotsam and jetsam which hides what we really want.  Try some others. You wont be dissapointed.

 

 

Meta search engines

 

 

Social Searcher - Does what it says

 

Duckduckgo - no attributable searching - they cant see you!

 

Clusty - cluster meta search engine

 

Ixquik - privacy meta search engine - searches 10 engines at once in privacy. 

 

Polymeta  - another great cluster meta search engine

 

Usersearch - searches 55 data bases at once

 

Metacrawler - a search engine that searches ALL the other search engines - very powerful

 

Dogpile - meta search engine - search Yahoo, Google and bing all at once

 

Carrot2 - indexes results into useful sections

 

Pastelert - set up alerts to se whan a topic is uploaded into pastebin

 

yasni

 

UVRX - SN keyword searcher

 

Zaba- US name and number search engine

 

iseek - intelligent meta search engine

 

 

Other useful data bases

192.com - directory enquiries and limited voters



Linkedin business professionals search engine - ALERT!- the profile sees youve searched them

 

Lullar- open source search on names and emails

 

UK FOI requests - Freedom of information requests. UK only- remember , Google cant see these - search the database!

 

 

UK Company stuff

Try and stay way from the standard Companies house site as a first choice- the others give so much more infor , and for free. 

 

Companies house BETA - all the data and its all free!

 

Duedil - company stuff

 

Companychecker

 

Companiesintheuk

Companieshousedata

Companies House - company searches and directors

 

 

 

Searching for people? Do these first

 

Wink - people finder

 

Knowem - searches 550 SN sites in one go for a unique user

 

peekyou - free people searcher

 

webmii - cool social sercher on names 

 

Profilewho.com - social searcher

 

snitch - SN name search

 

People finder chat - chat re search engines

 

Usersearch - deep web search tool for usernames and hastags

 

Username checker - fed up of searching SN sites for a user -this tool searcher 160+ in one go!

 

Zabasearch - one of the original but still effective people search engines



PIPL - people deep search engine

 

Username checker - fed up of searching SN sites for a user -this tool searcher 160+ in one go!

 

 

Historic and blocked data bases ( search engines cannot see the contents)

 

Pastebin - the orifice of the internet. loads of bad stuff. Make sure you look in here.

 

Wayback Machine- website archive files and screen shots

 

UK vehicle checker - check to see if a vehicle is still used/ owned/ taxed/insured and if the reg is right

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