Winn Schwartau: Facebook OSINT Module for Recon-ng

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Winn Schwartau
Winn Schwartau

Title: Facebook OSINT Module for Recon-ng
Source: Kc57
Date Published: 25th April 2013

Excerpt:

‘….If you haven’t yet heard of Recon-ng I suggest you check it out. It walks you through the process of collecting recon in various forms and provides a nice framework to store, sort, and report on
everything you collect. You should definitely get this set up if you plan to follow along.

I have been working on a Recon-ng module to do some Facebook OSINT by using the Facebook Graph API to search for phone numbers. It allows you to search for a specific phone number, or brute force
through a range of numbers and grab all of the publicly available information on each associated Facebook account that matches……’

Read complete article with code graphics.

Journal: Weaponizing Web 2.0

Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Law Enforcement
Washington Post Full Story
Washington Post Full Story

By Brian Krebs

July 29, 2009; 3:15 PM ET

The Washington Post

Imagine simply visiting a Web forum and finding that doing so forced your browser to post an embarrassing Twitter message to all of your contacts, or caused you to admit a stranger to your online social network. Now consider the same dynamic being used to move money out of your online auction account or delete the contents of your e-mail inbox.

. . . . . . .

The problem with the token-based security approach, as researchers prior to Hamiel and Moyer have noted, is that it works only if the attacker doesn’t have access to that random string of data as well.

To take the Alice and Bob on the forum example a step further, consider what happens when Alice views a forum posting by Bob that includes a link to an off-site image hosted at a site controlled by Bob. That image, when loaded by Alice’s browser, will automatically send Bob’s site a referrer URL that includes the full token that is unique to Alice’s browser session with that forum. Armed with the referring URL’s token, Bob can then respond to the image request from Alice’s browser with a request to silently take action on that forum in Alice’s name.

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Moyer said one way to prevent this attack is commonly used on banking Web sites involves what’s known as a nonce, which is essentially a random, one-time-use-only number that is appended to a URL each time a visitor loads a page on that site. He noted that one reason most sites don’t adopt this approach is that it requires far more computational and Web server capacity, which can drive up costs — particularly for high-traffic sites.

DefCon White Paper
DefCon White Paper

+++++++Phi Beta Iota Editorial Comment+++++++

In 1990-1991 Winn Schwartau testified to Congress.  They ignored him the way they ignored Peak Oil testimony in 1974-1975.  In 1995 Robert Steele organized three top experts, Schwartau, Jim A from NSA, and Bill Caelii, and submitted a cross-walk of crystal clear recommendations adding up to $1 billion a year to Marty Harris, responsible for the security of the National Information Infrastructure (NII).  Today the US Government is about to waste $12 billion a year helping NSA further its own agenda while ignoring the root needs of the American people for trusted electromagnetic services.  The federal government is so busy attacking other people it is neglecting the people that created the federal government as a service of common concern.  The gap between those exercising public power and those who elected them and pay them has grown cataclysmic.  Public intelligence in the public interest is one way to help the Republic heal.

2008 Earth Intelligence Network Brief to Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE)

Briefings & Lectures, Collective Intelligence, Earth Intelligence
EIN at HOPE
EIN at HOPE

At the recommendation of Winn Schwartau, Robert Steele was invited to open Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) in New York City in 1994, and has been a speaker each conference since then.  Although 2008 was billed as the last event, it may continue.  Steele also does a “SPY IMPROVE: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Did Not Know Who to Ask.”  Above is the “formal” briefing delivered on 18 July 2008.

Review: INFORMATION WARFARE–Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway

5 Star, Asymmetric, Cyber, Hacking, Odd War, Information Operations, Information Society, Information Technology
Amazon Page

5 Stars Still a Best in Class Endeavor

December 1, 2007

Winn Schwartau

I continue to believe this is one of the best in class original references. Winn, Peter Black (RIP) and I were among the first to warn of electronic Pearl Harbors, with Winn being the most knowledeable and the only one invited to brief Congress, where it went in one ear and out the others.

Winn Schwartau was one of the first, along with Peter Black (RIP), to warn Congress and the business world that digital systems would be extremely vulnerable. No one listened.

This book is still in my library. It is the non-fiction “first book” in this area.

For the fictional version that will stun with its surprise ending:
Terminal Compromise

For the best movie showing how easy it is to bring a society down:
Live Free or Die Hard (Full Screen Edition)

Other Hacker Books:
The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit , Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder On The Electronic Frontier
The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

Other Hacker DVD:
Hackers
Hackers – Wizards of the Electronic Age

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Review: Terminal Compromise

5 Star, Asymmetric, Cyber, Hacking, Odd War, Information Operations
Amazon Page
Amazon Page
5.0 out of 5 stars The ORIGINAL Information Warfare Book of Books
October 16, 2007
Winn Schwartau
I am so very glad this book has been reprinted and is now available again from Amazon. I have known the author ever since I ran into him in the 1990’s lecturing on America’s vulnerability to an electronic Pearl Harbor. This book started as non-fiction and scared the lawyers so badly that they insisted he write it as a non-fiction novel.

This is one of the most compelling plots, and is the perfect starter book for anyone who wants to begin understanding cyberwar, cyber espionage, and homeland vulnerability. Then read everything else Winn has published.

He is the ORIGINAL, the “real deal,” and one of the talents I most admire in the Information Operations arena.

See also:
Information Warfare: Second Edition
Cybershock: Surviving Hackers, Phreakers, Identity Thieves, Internet Terrorists and Weapons of Mass Disruption
Internet & Computer Ethics for Kids: (and Parents & Teachers Who Haven’t Got a Clue.)
Spies Among Us: How to Stop Spies, Terrorists, Hackers, and Criminals You Don’t Even Know You Encounter Every Day
Zen and the Art of Information SecurityCorporate Espionage: What It Is, Why It’s Happening in Your Company, What You Must Do About It
Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time

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