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Time to say goodbye

All things must come to an end, nothing gold can stay – including my time with Paterva. As of today - 14 Dec 2017 - I will no longer be employed by Paterva. I also resigned as managing director of the company and disposed of all my shares in the company.
Many people have asked me why I decided to leave Paterva. I’ve always wanted a company where everyone is close enough that you can throw them with something (like a ping pong ball) and in the last year or so I feel like I’ve been holding the company back to become bigger than that. After 10 years of running Paterva I’ve realized we’re not a start-up anymore and that it’s time to hand it over to people that’s more adept at running ‘proper’ companies.
I am handing Paterva over to [Chris and Sonja]. They have been faithfully involved with Maltego since the start of the product and have been partners and significant shareholders in the company from the get-go. Handing it to them I am sure the product will go from strength to strength and…
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Using the new transforms without all the questions

Hi there,

As some of you may have seen, we recently updated the client and servers for Maltego in order to make it better, faster and stronger.

If you're running the commercial version of Maltego (e.g. Classic or XL) these changes have resulted in an extra choice when running transforms between our old and new servers. Unless you've done a clean install of 4.1 you'll see the following when running a transform:



The choice is between the old servers (alpine), and our new servers (g52) - 'Paterva Public'. In the short term, either choice will work, though we would encourage you to use the new server 'Paterva Public' going forward as this will be using the shiny new transforms (feel free to compare speed / results!).
How to remove the old servers We will be releasing Maltego 4.1.1 within the next few days to remove the old servers from Maltego.

Until we release Maltego 4.1.1, or if you are running an older version of the client you can remove the choice of the …

Saving the planet with Maltego 4.1

Greetings people of the Internet.

In the last couple of months a lot of things have changed at Paterva. The good thing is that most of these changes will make your life better and will generally inspire you to live healthier. It's also better for Planet Earth - the environment - and it can help save lives.

Not really. Almost none of that is true of course. But enough with this nonsense - let's run through the changes really quick. Alternatively you can watch Andrew tell you about it:


Client side: Maltego 4.1
Exactly a year ago - to the minute almost - we released Maltego 4.0 (well - the Kali/CE release). Today we are releasing a new Maltego client - 4.1. Thanks AvA and PM team! The main change here is that 4.1 is all Maltego versions rolled into a single client. This means you don't ever have to download a different version - you can simply switch to it. It also means that any updates or fixes will be available to ALL versions of Maltego at exactly the same time - which in …

In our bid to take over the world we hunt ICS devices using Maltego.

In continuing our discussions of our Defcon talk (see previous post [here]) in this section we are going to look at ICS devices and what we can do with them in Maltego.
[Shodan] is a mass Internet scanner – much like [Censys]. The core idea is – find all the machines that are alive on the Internet, extract as much data as we can from them, put it all in a database and make that available to the world to query. Pretty neat actually.
We’ve developed transforms querying Shodan for a while – you can read about it [here]. When we started looking at ICS devices we saw that Shodan actually has a page devoted to it. It looks like [this]:


On every ‘Explore’ button you’ll see that it translates to a Shodan query string. For instance – for instance finding PCWorx device the query will be “port:1962 PLC”. In other words – look for devices that has the word ‘PLC’ somewhere in the response as well as having port 1962 open. This search term will find all of these devices that Shodan has seen on the…

Linking individuals to organizations using network footprinting and leaked data.

Every year we train on Maltego at BlackHat USA in Las Vegas. This year we decided to submit a talk to Defcon – the notorious hacker conference right after BlackHat. For various reasons our talk was not accepted (Maltego being a commercial tool was right up there). At the last minute a slot opened up and since we were backup speakers Andrew MacPherson presented our work on the Saturday.
If you didn’t see the talk this blog post will go into a bit more detail on what Andrew presented. The talk had two main sections – a) finding useful information pertaining to Industrial Control Service (ICS) devices and b) finding embarrassing information. In this blog post I am going to focus on the latter.
We recently saw a talk from someone on using Maltego for infrastructure footprinting. We’ve been doing footprints in Maltego for many years and the tool is well geared towards working with structured data contained in DNS and related services – so it was big ‘told you so’ / ‘glad you could make i…

Maltego 4.0.seventeen. / dezessete / семнадцать / seitsemäntoista / de diecisiete / 17 / 17 / 17 / 17

Hi there all the people of the Internet.

We are happy to show you Maltego 4.0.17. We fixed many mistakes in this release. We now remember proxy settings (again/better). We fixed font scaling in the OAuth service window. Since Ubuntu decided ifconfig no more we worked our way around it. Furthermore - in the transform hub we fixed the refresh button for custom entries.

We also introduced search functionality in the context menu as well as permanent search functionality in the entity palette.

Woot - this is a win!
RT

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Maltego 4.0.16 is out!

Hi there,

We just released Maltego 4.0.16. The delta between version 15 and 16 is mostly bug fixes. We've made Classic and XL available as [downloads] as well as creating update files for people running older versions of Maltego:




From today we're going to try and give you an idea of what features and fixes we've implemented. Some client have asked for it and we think that it's just proper to have some sort of changelog. So here goes!

Numerous fixes for using Maltego with a proxy server. Specifically surrounding authenticated proxies.Start-up stability issues addressed.Support for POSTs in OAuth integration. There are a couple of other issues we've addressed in OAuth and there's a few we're still going to address in future releases. But it's a lot better!Fair amount of cosmetics, spelling mistakes fixed.Refresh button on transform hub items (sure all devs will love us for this!).Factory reset now..uhmm... works...better.Fixes viewlets that's been with…