UPDATE: Buscador Version 2.0

I briefly mentioned about Buscador in my previous post titled – List of Operating Systems for OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence). A few days ago, an updated – Buscador Version 2.0 was made available by the author. This post is about the changes made in the latest version.

Buscador Version 2.0

What is Buscador?

Buscador is a Linux Virtual Machine that is pre-configured for online investigators to be used in OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence). It was developed by David Westcott and Michael Bazzell, and distributions are maintained on this page. The current build is 5GB.

Buscador Version 2.0 Change Log:

  • Debian Operating System
  • Updated Browsers and Extensions
  • Updated All Utilities
  • Added Many Utilities

So you see, the browsers and different utilities used were updated. The following new tools were added:

  • Amass
  • Ghiro
  • GIMP
  • Kleopatra
  • LinkedInt
  • PhoneInfoga
  • Photon
  • ReconDog
  • SkipTracer
  • SocialMapper
  • StegoSuite
  • Twint
  • Yubico Utilities

All these tools are latest and grabbed directly from their GIT sources and included is a script only updater. Another major change is that all prior releases of this VM used Ubuntu. But for Buscador version 2.0, they have now moved to raw Debian. So, this means that you can definitely know whats installed on the system. Though there is not much of a change for this version and this change is transparent at best. Just a few fonts here and there are different. Furthermore, as we know that Debian is a tad bit better segmented when it comes to security.

Now, a lot of utilities are grouped together using zenity. This was not the case in previous releases. Additionally, this release also has a “YouTube downloader” script. The tool that I am most interested about is – GHIRO. It is a fully automated tool designed to run forensics analysis over a massive amount of images, just using an user friendly and fancy web application. Extensions such as Hunchly on Chrome are also updated.

Download Buscador Version 2.0:

The following releases are available for download:


GDrive Download (Faster-ova file)
Direct Download (Slower-ova file)
Checksum (MD5): 09dd771716502771af5f2bb86835e6c2


GDrive Download (Faster-ova file)
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Checksum (MD5): 27f2d1ba37d1a15531ff34a050012ef4

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