Timely Tips for the OSINT Pro

Our weekly hack for those in the field doing the work & digging up critical intel.

The ability to uncover information on the internet is the primary skill of an online investigator. There are hundreds of thousands of surface, deep, and dark websites, but which are most pertinent to your unique case? Do you know how to utilize Google to its full potential?  With new social media platforms coming online at a rapid pace, capturing leads and evidence in social media networks is more complex than ever. Do you know the latest tools of the trade?

Hg’s OSINT Tips of the week provides you with the latest intel how to be most effective in our tradecraft. We are always looking for new tools, so don’t hesitate to let us know if you  have one you’d like reviewed in a future post!


This week, we provide a handy tool for capturing, documenting and developing thorough reports. Come on, it’s time to dig in.


CATEGORY: Capturing & Documenting, bandicam.com

Screen capturing content is critical when conducting investigations because at any time the specific content could disappear. Bandicam, once downloaded, is a multi- faceted tool but its most important feature for investigations is its ability to record and capture screen content, audio from videos and microphones, and even mouse movements. Once captured, the content is automatically uploaded to the Bandicam widget where a user can then redirect and store it to a specific location on a computer drive. Bandicam’s free version allows for 10-minute maximum captures while a one- time purchased subscription for $39.95 allows continuous capturing for 24 hours/365 days a year.


Have an OSINT tip for us? Contact us, and we will consider reviewing it in future posts! 


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