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Creepy is a software package for Linux or Windows – with a Mac OS X port in the works – that aims to gather public information on a targeted individual via social networking services in order to pinpoint their location. It’s remarkably efficient at its job, even in its current early form, and certainly lives up to its name when you see it in use for the first time.

 

 

Screenshots:

Map with results

Features

Map providers available :

  • Google Maps
  • Virtual Maps
  • Open Street Maps

Location information retieval from :

  • Twitter’s tweet location
    • Coordinates when tweet was posted from mobile device
    • Place (geographical name) derived from users ip when posting on twitter’s web interface. Place gets translated into coordinates using geonames.com
    • Bounding Box derived from users ip when posting on twitter’s web interface.The less accurate source , a corner of the bounding box is selected randomly.
  • Geolocation information accessible through image hosting services API
  • EXIF tags from the photos posted.

Social networking platforms currently supported :

  • Twitter
  • Foursquare (only checkins that are posted to twitter)

Image hosting services currently supported :

  • flickr – information retrieved from API
  • twitpic.com – information retrieved from API and photo exif tags
  • yfrog.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • img.ly – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • plixi.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • twitrpix.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • foleext.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • shozu.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • pickhur.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • moby.to – information retrieved from API and photo exif tags
  • twitsnaps.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags
  • twitgoo.com – information retrieved from photo exif tags

Automatic caching of retrieved information in order to reduce API calls and the possibility of hiting limit rates.

GUI with navigateable map for better overview of the accumulated information

4 Maps providers (including Google Maps) to use.

Open locations in Google Maps in your browser

Export retrieved locations list as kmz (for Google Earth) or csv files.

Handling twitter authentication in an easy way using oAuth. User credentials are not shared with the application.

User/target search for twitter and flickr.

Creepy is the brainchild of Yiannis Kakavas, a 26-year-old academic working on his thesis on critical infrastructure protection at Technischen Universität Darmstadt in Germany following his completion of an MSc in information and communications security at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

To try this totally free application go to http://ilektrojohn.github.com/creepy it is totally worth it.