Agent Toolbox

Discussion in 'Welcome Recruits' started by Sonne, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    Agents, Please submit your favourites for inclusion on the list.

    These tool references are supplied to agents for agency use only. Use them at your own discretion. Use of these tools for non-agency use may have legal repercussions, agents misusing tools for non-agency use will be disavowed.

    Search Engines:
    Image and Reverse Image Search Engines:
    Wikis & Encyclopedias:
    Special Topics:
    Organizing an Investigation & Open Source Intelligence Tools
    Filesharing Sites (where we often find evidence), with typical tag
    Sound Recording & Manipulation
    Video Recording & Manipulation
    Image Manipulation
    Translators & Code Solvers/helpers
    Geolocation:
    Stenography Tools: (note: you generally need the program used to hide the stuff to find the stuff)
    Hex Editors:

    Many thanks to contributors, especially Agent BLJKR for authoring a post we could exhume.
     
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  2. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    What tools have you found useful for Code Breaking, Steganography, Image/Sound/Video Processing, etc? In my opinion the main criteria are capability and ease of use. FREE is also a good thing.

    I'm reviewing the tools I've collected in the past few months, I don't have many and some are barely adequate. With all the new agents joining up, I think it would he helpful if we had a list of recommendations from the senior agents.

    Myself, I use
    Audacity for sound capture & editing like slowing down a morse intercept. It doesn't do spectrum analysis over time.
    Cryptocrack for codes but for me it is very hit & miss about getting results.
    Movie Maker that comes with Windows (i have Win7) for video editing & manipulation. It has done what I needed so far.
     
  3. Gr3ylok

    Gr3ylok Senior Agent

    * http://crypo.in.ua/tools
    * Cryptool 1.4.31 beta https://www.cryptool.org/en/ct1-download-en
    * Photoshop
    * Haven't used it here yet, however I did for other ARG's and the ARG's we created for my Steamgroup. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if we get a mmsstv message along the road. http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php Some SSTV I couldn't decode with HAM so I went with RX-SSTV instead
    * Nmap - I doubt this will be useful as sqli, xss and the likes were not allowed (yet) so other attacks are a no go too I reckon https://nmap.org
    * Morse Code Translator http://morsecode.scphillips.com/translator.html
    * Ended up reading here and second later other agents already sorted it. http://silveiraneto.net/2013/09/18/one-time-pad-using-gimp
     
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  4. thatangryviking

    thatangryviking Viking Turkey | The Bot Slayer

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  5. Rohva

    Rohva Gold Member

    For agents more interested in research than cryptanalysis and such, there is program called Maltego by Paterva (https://www.paterva.com/web6/products/maltego.php) that is supposedly used by professional social engineers to investigate people, companies, etc. It also has some network profiling features. There is a free limited functionality version. I play with it from time to time, but I often find it frustrating to corral it around to my way of investigation. Also, the few times I have tried it in TBW related research I didn't find anything I didn't already find using other tools.

    IMHO it is mainly a tool for a professional investigator (of which I am definitely not!) who already knows how to do the work manually but just needs something to help work faster. Still, it can also be a useful tool for a new agent who doesn't have much experience in this kind of research and just needs help starting out.

    Full disclosure: I have a general bias against tools that try to do my thinking for me. I always like to know exactly what I am doing and understand why I am doing it. If that does not describe you too, then you may just think this program is the bee's knees.
     
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  6. Svyaz

    Svyaz Senior Agent

    I'm surprised no one here has mentioned asciitohex.

    If you're trying to break a code, it's VERY useful. Especially if you're like me and you have no idea how to break codes.
     
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  7. Gr3ylok

    Gr3ylok Senior Agent

    Simply didn't state it as it is pretty much given to you in several missions, so everybody uses it. If we start naming the obvious we might as well put Google up cause you know...
     
  8. Svyaz

    Svyaz Senior Agent

    People get forgetful.
     
  9. dylanamite

    dylanamite Moderator

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  10. thatangryviking

    thatangryviking Viking Turkey | The Bot Slayer

  11. lunchweek

    lunchweek Active Agent

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  12. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    updated, thanks
     
  13. JantsoP

    JantsoP Division 88 Manager

    A moderator note! Use tools only for this game. If you use tools in real life, you are on your own if faced by criminal charges.
     
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  14. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    updated, thanks
     
  15. Gr3ylok

    Gr3ylok Senior Agent

    What no insurance for your agents? hehe
     
  16. JantsoP

    JantsoP Division 88 Manager

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  17. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    updated, thanx
     
  18. Stigmata

    Stigmata Senior Agent

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  19. Sonne

    Sonne Division-79

    updated, thanx
     
  20. Stigmata

    Stigmata Senior Agent

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