Open Source Intelligence



Why should I hide my location?

While conducting online investigations, your location is instantly obtainable with just your IP address. Consider your IP address a unique personal identification number, with so many criminals out there, it is imperative that you hide your IP and location. This prevents hackers and other threat actors from tracking you online! Hiding your IP, hides your location and reduces the potential for retaliation or other cyber related attacks.  

How can I hide my location?

At CCFTC we recommend Private Internet Access VPN service, Its easy to use and allows a lot of flexibility for open source intelligence as well as cyber operations. You will be able to hide your location from even the strongest of location databases online. With instant activation and a very simple install. 

It's also one of the more secure and cost effective VPN services we have tested and PIA is highly recommended by many of the well known OSINT research experts in the field. As with other respected educators we are an affiliate of PIA.


At CCFTC we have several partnerships with commercial companies such as, Magnet Forensics, Oxygen Forensics, XtremeForensics and many others. We promote the tools and services we love and use every day. This is one of the many reasons why we recommend PIA as a VPN service provider. We know it is secure and it works. You can read more about the PIA and pricing by clicking "Learn More". 

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