You are what you Leak

I’ve told this story many times in person but I’m documenting it here so others can be horrified amused… Note: All of this was 100% public information that I could find via simple searches from my own account. I did not attempt to get additional access, hack any accounts, perform any social engineering, or purchase […]

Social APIs for Social Evil

Note: To be clear, I am not accusing AirBnb or Facebook – or anyone else – of allowing this. According to my understanding of their Acceptable Use Policies and the law, this is way out of bounds and likely to result in trouble for all involved. Do not do it. A few years ago, I […]

LinkedIn Intelligence – Part II

Two months ago, when I wrote on using LinkedIn to gain information on your competitors – titled "Open Source Intelligence: LinkedIn" – I expected no response. It's been an interesting and useful exercise of mine that I thought a few would get a kick out of… nothing more. Publicly, yes, that's exactly what has happened… […]

Open Source Intelligence: LinkedIn

The term "Open Source Intelligence" comes from the concept of using public (open) sources to gather information instead of clandestine sources. While it's common for governments and large companies to do this, small companies usually don't. It can be a time-consuming process and therefore not a good fit for a small company… unless you find […]