When researching a person using open source intelligence, the goal is to find clues that tie information about a target into a bigger picture. Screen names are perfect for this because they are unique and link data together, as people often reuse them in accounts across the internet. With Sherlock, we can instantly hunt down social media accounts created with a unique screen name on many online platforms simultaneously.
From a single clue like an email address or screen name, Sherlock can grow what we know about a target piece by piece as we learn about their activity on the internet. Even if a person is careful, their online contacts may not be, and it's easy to slip up and leave default privacy setting enabled on apps like Venmo. A single screen name can reveal many user accounts created by the same person, potentially introducing photos, accounts of family members, and other avenues for collecting further information.
Social media accounts are rich sources of clues. One social media account may contain links to others which use different screen names, giving you another round of searching to include the newly discovered leads. Images from profile photos are easy to put into a reverse image search, allowing you to find other profiles using the same image whenever the target has a preferred profile photo.
Even the description text in a profile may often be copied and pasted between profiles, allowing you to search for profiles created with identical profile text or descriptions. For our example, I'll be taking the suggestion of a fellow Null Byte writer to target the social media accounts of Neil Breen, director of many very intense movies such as the classic hacker film Fateful Findings.
That's our guy. The screen name we'll be searching is neilbreen. We'll format that as the following command, which will search for accounts across the internet with the username \"neilbreen\" and print only the results that it finds. It will significantly reduce the output, as the majority of queries will usually come back negative. The final argument, -r, will organize the list of found accounts by which websites are most popular.
A few of these we can rule out, like Google Plus, which has now shut down. Others can be much more useful, depending on the type of result we get. Due to Neil Breen's international superstar status, there are many fan accounts sprinkled in here. We'll need to use some common-sense techniques to rule them out while trying to locate more information about this living legend.
First, we see that there is a Venmo and Cash.me account listed. While these don't pan out here, many people leave their Venmo payments public, allowing you to see who they are paying and when. In this example, it appears this account was set up by a fan to accept donations on behalf of Neil Breen. A dead end.
A reverse image search of Neil's Letterboxd and Twitter profile images also locate another screen name the target uses: neil-breen. It leads back to an active Quora account where the target advises random strangers.
If the target has made any presentations for work or personal reasons, we can see them here. In our case, we didn't find much. But a search through the Reddit account we found shows that the account dates back to before Neil Breen got huge.
The first post is promoting his movie, so that plus the age of the account means it's likely this one is legit. We can see that Neil likes Armani exchange, struggles with technology, and is trying to get ideas for where to set his next movie.
I hope you enjoyed this guide to using Sherlock to find social media accounts! If you have any questions about this tutorial on OSINT tools, leave a comment below, and feel free to reach me on Twitter @KodyKinzie.
If you want your children to be able to play online so they can access various Minecraft communities and servers, and they want to play online at the same time, then they will each need a separate premium Minecraft account (which currently retails for $27). Minecraft servers authenticate each login and each user needs to have a unique and valid Minecraft ID.
All the configuration changes you need to make will be on the secondary computers. At no point will you need to make any changes to the primary Minecraft computer (the machine that the original account holder plays on), so go ahead and sit down at one of your secondary machines for the rest of the tutorial.
I've been playing Minecraft with my son for a couple of years now, while using the same account on a LAN without any problem, until the past couple of weeks. I have a Mac and a Windows 10 machine, both running the latest stable releases. I used a common 'hack' to allow the same account to connect to each other by editing the launcher_profile.json file on the Mac, and changing the username and DisplayName variables to something else (in this case, 'Dad').
The issue is that Minecraft contacts their servers when you start up, and overwrites the displayName with whatever is linked to the actual account on their servers. Then, when you connect to the LAN game, it complains that a user with that name already exists.
There's still a downside: minecraft.net will be blocked for all your applications. You won't be able to download minecraft updates or even visit the site. Acceptable to me, although I still think Minecraft should have some sort of \"father and son\" mode - IMO it's ridiculous that I need to pay for two licenses just to be able to help a six year old build a roof every two months. That can't have been the idea behind Minecraft's licensing setup.
Besides editing the variable displayName in %appdata%\\.minecraft\\launcher_profiles.json to a different name, I found that you need to end the process Minecraft Launcher first before launching it again, otherwise the old variable is overwritten back. You should see the new name in the launcher.
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