Tracelabs OSINT VM

Download the .ova from Tracelabs website, VM

View Tracelabs repository on Github.

Check your download integrity (SHA256 hash).

Set Keyboard:

The VM is neat, and very cool. Before starting working with it, I recommend doing updates. User:password are osint:osint

Update the VM:

Run the script “Update System”, visible on Desktop.


Open a terminal (ĉ alt t) then:

$sudo apt update
$sudo apt upgrade -y

If you are not familiar with linux, “apt” stands for Aptitude, it’s a package manager for this Debian based distribution. You can use “snap” instead in the command for more recent debian based OS.

It might take a bit of time. [coffee]

You may need to reboot your vm: $sudo reboot $sudo apt update If there are old packages to remove: $sudo apt autoremove


Change default password:


If for some scripts your need to have a different user:

Create a new user:


switch to the new user:

$su - [new user]