OSINT Journey CTF
In a cybersecurity context, OSINT can be used to recon a target before performing a penetration test or to generate a report of the information a company is leaking through public sources. Cyber criminals use OSINT to collect information on a target before attacking; also, OSINT can be used to help guess a user’s password. Many people use passwords that relate to themselves. For example, a common password creation method is to use the name of your favorite pet followed by the year you were born. This is a very poor password creation technique because this information is easy for a malicious user to obtain from openly available sources, such as your social media accounts. In addition to possible password information, OSINT can reveal information about a company’s internal computer network. For example, a company’s promotional website may include pictures of employees working.