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Windows 7: software that finds forums/sites registered with a particular email

21 Jan 2015   #1
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 
software that finds forums/sites registered with a particular email

A friend told me that they knew someone that said he had software that could look up all the sites and forums a person registered to using just an email address - like you just put in the email address, and it will list out all the internet sites and forums that email was used to register with.

Does anybody know what software or service that would be? I was not aware that there was such a thing, and I'm curious if that person is just pulling my friend's leg.


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21 Jan 2015   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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22 Jan 2015   #3
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Cute, but this was not what they were talking about. My friend said the person could put in an email and it would list all the forums and sites that email was used to sign up with. It wasn't Google.
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22 Jan 2015   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgfyhre View Post
A friend told me that they knew someone that said he had software that could look up all the sites and forums a person registered to using just an email address - like you just put in the email address, and it will list out all the internet sites and forums that email was used to register with.

Does anybody know what software or service that would be? I was not aware that there was such a thing, and I'm curious if that person is just pulling my friend's leg.
I don't know of any sofware that can pull every site or forum that a person signed up to. I would think that governments can find that info but generally available software? I haven't heard of it. Maybe it exists?

Take a look at:

Six Free Ways to Find People with Google

https://pipl.com/ - then there's Spokeo if you want to pay for it. It's not worth paying for in my opinion.

I do have some software installed but it's probably either not a good idea or not acceptable to post it's name or download link on this forum so don't ask what it is - I won't post it.

Here's a screenshot with lots of stuff blanked out. The most scary thing is the image search (facial recognition)

software that finds forums/sites registered with a particular email-people-search.jpg

I'm not using this software to find info on other people. I just run it sometimes to see what it knows about me - then adjust privacy on sites where needed.


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22 Jan 2015   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tgfyhre View Post
Cute, but this was not what they were talking about....
Cute but was a very serious answer. A piece of software is not going to know more then something like Google is. The information that this so called software will find is not unlike what you will find using Google. More then likely the software would be running a Google search or another search engine behind the scenes. Otherwise this software would have to crawl the web itself, very unlikely.
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22 Jan 2015   #6
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

When you register with a forum the email address used is known only to you and the forum in question. Typically this information would be accessible only to the admins and moderators of the forum. To be found by software it would need to be held in some central registry, which does not exist.

The ability to do that would open up all kinds of privacy and security issues.
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23 Jan 2015   #7
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only way I can think of this is using leaked (ie, stolen) databases from sites that contain emails of everyone registered there. Once you have such an info searching it is trivial. I don't think even Google will help too much, as they neither have access to data not publicly displayed in websites.

Of course, don't rule out the possibility of your friend playing a joke on you, or that "someone" playing a joke on him. Or that we're speaking about some serious hacker group like Anonymous.

In any case, since we're talking about stealing private data, I don't think it's on-topic on this forum.
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