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Facebook Removes Privacy Settings (or Why it’s hard to hide information on the Internet)

A few weeks ago Facebook announced the removal of a “Search” setting. That’s their marketing term for a privacy setting. The setting in question allowed a user to prevent his or her Facebook profile from being discovered via Facebook’s search function. Now before you go look for it, you should know that most of us …

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Professionally Evil Toolkit – Reconnoiter

In this series of the Professionally Evil Toolkit we will be talking about Reconnoiter. Reconnoiter was created by Secure Ideas very own Jason Wood. Reconnoiter is a set of scripts written in python to help aid in the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test.  The tool has two main functions, username generation and LinkedIn profile harvesting. The …

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Professionally Evil: Your Stealth Startup is Showing

During our penetration tests we often get asked about the amount of information that is leaking out via social networks, web pages and the like.  In fact the first step in our methodology is Recon where we search the Internet and social networks for information about the company we are targeting.  It is sometimes surprising what we find when …

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