How to make Firefox an essential tool for OSINT

Before start reading this blog post, and gain serious interests in extra privacy tweaks on Firefox. Many related addon’s & tweaks in this post are already mentioned in my older post about tweaks that will enhance your privacy on internet with Firefox.

Okey! What is OSINT? Right?!

OSINT is defined by wikipedia as:

“Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources); it is not related to open-source software or public intelligence.” (source)

So let’s summon this as simple as possible, basically anything you can find on the internet. The key point for me about OSINT is that it only relates to information you can find for free. Having to pay to get access to information such as an API or raw data isn’t really OSINT material. I’m not saying that’s wrong or should be a reason not to use data from paid sources, it’s just not really OSINT in its trust form. Clear?! Let’s carry on!

The most vital application for the search methods that must be conducted  is within a web browser. Most Windows users settle for Internet Explorer or Edge, well. I do not recommend using those browsers for OSINT analysis. The Firefox browser has enhanced security and a feature called “add-ons” or “extensions”. These are small applications that work within the browser that perform a specific function. They will make searching and documentation much easier. I also use, and encourage others to use, the Chrome web browser when necessary. However, many of the extensions that I need are only compatible with Firefox. The following instructions apply to any versions of Firefox, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Stop & uninstall Windows Telemetry/Tracking

This has been going around on the ‘Net the past few days. It has been found that Windows 10 uploads data to its servers even when every “feature” and app that normally might be expected to do that is disabled/uninstalled. For example, even if you don’t use the Cortana voice-command feature or Bing search, stuff is still being uploaded to Microsoft servers related to this. And even when users choose to not participate in any sort of customer improvement options and disable any kind of tracking, it is still tracking and uploading things.
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Not only is this a big privacy issue, there is also a system performance issue, as extra CPU cycles must be run and disk and network activity must occur to process these telemetry-related tasks.
And it is also the case that Windows 8.1 and 7 also are now doing this. Microsoft has been adding all these telemetry and tracking aspects to them lately through Windows Update, making them closer to Windows 10.
The advice from many experts now is to not go near Windows 10. Do not install it. Retain your privacy and control over your systems.
Below are instructions for disabling the unwanted telemetry/tracking in Windows 7 and 8.1

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How to: Get rid off Microsoft's OneDrive with one file.

With this shellcode you can get rid of Microsoft’s OneDrive plague. Which allows Windows (10) automatically store you private stuff and can be access by Microsoft staff for “juridical” reasons  according to the privacy statement. Paste this code below in into your favor text editor such as notepad++ (which i recommend). @echo off cls set x86=”%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\OneDriveSetup.exe” … Read moreHow to: Get rid off Microsoft's OneDrive with one file.

Official Windows 8.1 Update 1 Download Links

These links are direct from windows update servers. You might have downloaded one of them already but they are all needed. NOTE: THE NEW START MENU IS NOT IN UPDATE ONE. THAT WILL COME IN UPDATE 2 LATER THIS YEAR UPDATE NOTE: From the MSDN Download of Update 1 Recommended Install Order KB2919442 KB2919355 KB2932046 … Read moreOfficial Windows 8.1 Update 1 Download Links

Bypass The UEFI’s Windows 7/8 Key installation

Update 01-11-19: Links for Windows USB/DVD Download Tool has been updated. Have fun!

This is my guide to bypass The UEFI‘s Windows 7/8/10 forced key installation, after long search there are many request on the internet by Windows 8 users who love to install fresh Windows 8/8.1 on the integrated laptops with EFI Windows key.
Actually myself never had any issues with reinstalling Windows OS on any Computer nor Laptops will Windows 8. When i was trying to install Windows 8  Pro (OEM) onto a laptop which used OEM Activation, the Windows 8 Pro installer pulled the key from the BIOS and once installed was activated as Windows 8 and not Windows 8 Pro. JEIKS!

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