Sherlock Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to sherlock

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Posts with mentions or reviews of sherlock. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.
  • master hacker found a username across multiple sites
    Sherlock for anyone wondering.
  • Struggling with a case and looking for advice | 2021-10-11
  • A website that shows you all the accounts you made connected your email. | 2021-09-30
    I feel like I remember this existing but can’t for the life of me remember the name of it. You can use a tool called Sherlock, but not sure how accurate the results are as I haven’t tested it much.
  • Are we staring down the barrel of an account apocalypse? | 2021-09-10
    The game is afoot
  • (Kali/Git Newb)I Use Sherlock, but What Can I Use When I Know the First, (Middle?), & Last Names?
    Kali Linux / GitHub -(Newb) I use Sherlock (, but that goes off of usernames.
  • Redditor walks the wrong way to a forest. (RENEWED!) | 2021-08-29
    Just finished using Sherlock. Here is the text generated by it, commented by me. No links were removed. A raw version is also available here(password: xSrnxVHHGB)
  • I swear on me day I’m going to wake up at noon and look at my phone and be excited. | 2021-08-20
    It sounds like all you have is the assailants username, you could use that username and do some open-source scanning to see if it’s used on other platforms (this provide broader evidence or clues) Here’s an example of a tool with this functionality:
  • Gun licence applicants in UK face social media checks after Plymouth attack
    You can run something like Sherlock. Takes seconds.
  • Osint on Laptop | 2021-07-16 (used to be pip-able :/)
  • How to Speed up subprocess
    This Sherlock? It's very likely it's hitting some sort of network/server rate limits. I don't think there's much you can do about that.
  • I am studying ethical hacking skills. What do you think miz? :) (basic information gathering based on a username) | 2021-05-12
  • repost because info, apparently sherlock is now able to find user info off an ip
    im assuming they mean this sherlock. unsurprisingly, it doesn't use IPs nor does it return passwords.
  • Need support to update Sherlock. | 2021-05-05
    git clone
  • Find Social Media Profiles with Sherlock
    Note Before You Begin: Now, mind you, you don’t have to install the script to use it. You can actually use it right in your browser. Just simply navigate to the Github page, and click on the Google Cloud Shell, or buttons. is a very powerful web scraper, developed by the Sherlock Project, that will search the internet with a given username and find associated social media profiles that are linked to that given username. Now, the reason that you might want to use something like this is because OSINT is very important when conducting penetration testing.


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