Creepy Tools for Social Engineers and Information Gathering Gelocation has been a hot topic in the social engineering world for quite some time. As a social engineer it is important to be able to profile your targets efficiently. Tools like SET and Maltego make social engineering engagements easier. Yet up until now there wasn’t a tool out there that helped a social engineer track the physical where-a-bouts of their targets. Of course you could go to their twitter, facebook, 4square and other social media accounts and gather all their messages and then find posts that have geo data in them and then take the time to gather all the details and make sense of them.
Boolean Strings It’s not a secret that Google search results are different for different people. (That’s why sharing a “Boolean string” is rarely enough to tell others how you have searched). Results depend on our locations, using Google.com vs. country-based Google, a language (other than English), and other variables. Searching on a mobile device can show different result pages than the desktop, too. Telling Google that we are searching from a different country is a reasonable way to find more relevant results, but it doesn’t work smoothly.
15 Websites to Find People On The Internet In today’s Internet world of booming social networks, it’s easier to find lost friends and colleagues than it ever was before. In fact, the private world of yesterday is now an online world with open access to social networks, government databases, and public records. If you’re looking for a long lost friend, or maybe want to do a background check on someone, consider the following free resources to find people on the internet. 10 Little-Known Strings to Mine Member and Attendee Lists Many Sourcers know how to locate lists of professionals in Excel format by using the operator filetype: and the typical column headings, such as name, title, company, and email. Indeed, by adding keywords to a search like filetype:xls name title company email we can find lists of professionals whose background we can further investigate to see if they match our requirements. There, however, lots of other ways to search for lists, that we can come up with, based on creative thinking and common sense combined (which is always a good recipe for successful sourcing!). It will be up to the reader to figure out why these strings work and how to adjust them to work for your cases – but it shouldn’t be hard.
No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: CIA Director Admits Plans of Aerosol Spraying for Geoengineering Last week, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan addressed instability and transnational threats to global security at a meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations. During his long-winded talk of threats to US interests and how the largely CIA-created ISIL threat is impacting the world, Brennan brought up the topic of geoengineering. Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do. Brennan went on to echo the calls from some scientists who have called for aerial spraying.
Have You Retrained Your Team on LinkedIn Recruiter? The new LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) has some interesting and useful features. Unfortunately, it also offers unique search syntax that is hard to remember or understand. Here’s an example. Guess which job title search will provide more results: Software EngineerSoftware Engineer NOT Senior Top 6 Underground Search Engines You Never Knew About Advertisement I love Google, Bing and Yahoo just as much as the next Internet user, but sometimes you really want to dig down into a particular subject. In order to do that, you really need access to those underground search engines that may not be quite as well known, but they dig much more deeply into specialized areas of the Internet than the general search engines are capable of. In many cases, these search engines are tapped into what is currently termed the “invisible web,” which is the information available on the Internet that standard search engines don’t have access to, because they are buried behind query forms or directory requests.
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