Tag Archives: Opt Out

Killer Spittle: How DNA Testing Puts You at Risk

 By Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE Online DNA and genealogy databases are multi-billion dollar industries offering a glimpse into one’s ancestry and heritage. GEDmatch, for example, provides search capabilities for ancestry, lost family members, and cold cases. It’s little wonder that armchair detectives eagerly attempt to solve crimes with open source DNA. GEDmatch is owned […]

Info Exposed: Social Media–The Enemy in Your Home?

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

Info Exposed: Identity Theft

By Cynthia Hetherington Data, at its most annoying, is a commodity with social media sites selling your Likes to data providers. Data, at its most dangerous, allows terrorists and scammers—as near as your neighbor or from faraway lands—to farm from open sources the personal addresses of our military personnel to threaten them and their families. […]

Will you be the Official Capture the Flag Winner?

OSMOSIScon Kicks Off Conference with NW3C Capture the Flag Contest Get in on the action with this exciting opening kickoff to OSMOSIScon 2020! Crafted by conference supporter National White Collar Crime Center, this unique Capture the Flag event fuels our competitive OSINT spirit. This week, conference participants are cyber hunting and conducting open source drills […]

6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Virtual OSMOSIScon 2020

By Rachel Kronenfeld, Manager of Investigations at Hetherington Group and OSMOSIS Staff Most of the OSINT community spends their day scouring the Internet. When you are already sitting at your desk working, you may be tempted to work and attend the conference at the same time. Maybe some of you are better multi-taskers than I, […]