Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maltego 304 CE is out!

Hey ladies,

First off, happy Easter and all that, hope you have a great holiday :)

Onwards to 88mph! Maltego CE has finally been updated to be almost in sync with the commercial version, which means you get most of the tasty treats we put into the paid-for version for free! Think manual linking, link labels, copying to new graphs and all the updates you may have read on the blog.

But wait, if you phone within the next 15 minutes there is more! We also _FINALLY_ have an OSX version for Maltego Community Edition - now all your shiny Mac's can have shiny free Maltego's! (Not for commercial use, restrictions apply, one copy per customer, discount coupons do not apply, subject to in-store activation, cannot be used with free minutes, Void if modified, copied, reproduced, transferred, purchased.)

We have also created a Facebook page where we can have some fun, maybe sneak out beta releases (like we did for this one) and interact a bit more with the community. Please like our page and be our friend (we get lonely too!) - [Maltego Facebook Page].

As per normal the link is over at [http://www.paterva.com/web5/client/download.php]

Live long and prosper,
Andrew

Monday, April 18, 2011

Maltego CE (3.0.4) soon - for BT5 and OSX too!

How many people have downloaded, installed and registered the community edition of Maltego? Let's take a peek:

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| count(*) |
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| 29197 |
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And that's from July 2010 - which is ... more than 100 activations PER DAY.

We saw this number a couple of days ago for the first time and we were blown away. Based on it we decided to update the Maltego Community Edition and we're in the final stage of testing it. It will update the CE version to the latest commercial edition - that's 3.0.4. It means you get to play with almost all of the commercial features and bug fixes that we've made (that's 4 releases worth of goodness). Expect *massive* speed increase, support for large graphs, manual linking, link labels, tons of bug fixes etc. As as always you can load and save graphs, create and share your own entities and use our [TDS] to code and share your own transforms.

Also just some minutes ago we chained the Social Media and Infrastructure seed to the main CTAS seed - so if you rediscover transforms you get to play with many more transforms. BTW - the new version of Maltego will check periodically for new transforms - so you never have to manually do that again.

This release will also be hooked into Backtrack 5 that's released soon (we hear). Even better - we have a OSX Community Edition as well!

So, just hang in there - lots of goodies en route.
RT

PS: the splash screen for Maltego in Backtrack looks like this:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Maltego 3.0.4 Update 1

Hey guys,

We noticed there are a few bugs in the last update and our superstar dev team managed to quickly resolve so feel free to pull the latest release.

Changes (since rev1409):
  • Correctly assign category of new entity spec to entity spec instance. (Fixes exporting of new entities)
  • Fixed import of exported 3.0.3 entities (entities without exported categories) in 3.0.4.
  • Fixed auto discovery finding updated transforms after those transforms were run (V2 matching rule was only set once transform was run).
  • Fixed transforms being removed when only a few transforms were updated during auto discovery.
The biggest fix was just the importing of entities - it looks fantastic now and we are loving the ability to export your entire Maltego config and set it up on another instance.

Get it as always over at http://www.paterva.com/web5/client/download.php#Commercial

Cheers,
Andrew

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Maltego 3.0.4 has just gone live...


Hi there,

We've have just uploaded Maltego 3.0.4! New splashscreen, [CSV, XLS direct import], export entire Maltego configuration, some minor bug fixes and all the usual goodness you come to expect from a new Maltego release. Go [grab] it now!

Enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

CSV,XLS(X) import in Maltego 3.0.4

We will be releasing Maltego 3.0.4 next week! It looks, feels and smells the same as 3.0.3. In fact, you might ask why we even bothered with a new release. The answer - CSV/XLS/XLSX import. Lots of people asked for it, and here it is!

Our spreadsheet importer is not perfect but I think it's a good start. As per usual we've had lots and lots of features that we could have implemented but didn't due to time constraints. We want to rather release something that is useful -but perhaps not perfect - than not releasing anything at all. If you like it let us know and we'll add features as we go along.

So - enough blah blah - let's see how it works. You start by clicking on the application button and go to the Import section.


You'll see there is a new option called 'Import graph from table'. This will take you to the file selection menu where you can choose the file to import (CSV, XLS, XLSX supported):

Once you've chosen the file to render you need to select colums and map them to entities. This is a simple process - just select the column and pick an entity type from the dropdown:

That's it - you are DONE! Now click 'Finish' and your graph is created:

In the example graph above we only chose two columns to map - so the graph is not exactly exiting (I think this shows email addresses and phone numbers of teachers in Canada - it's just a random CSV file we grabbed from the 'net).

Of course you can chose multiple colums and even map certain columns to an entity's additional fields. This is clearly useful when you have a 'first name' column and a 'last name' column but you want to map both to a single Person Entity. It's totally do-able - just use Control Click. But more about that when the official documentation is around.

If you want to quickly map a table and you don't care that the entity types make sense (you can always create your own entities first - but I am lazy) you can build a graph like this in about six clicks:

Here I looked what the Guild, Genus, Species and Family of some animals looks like when graphed. Uhmm...I mapped Genus to DNS Name and Guild to an AS number...lol...if you only want to see how everything is connected that's OK I guess ;) Click on the graph above to see a higher resolution view of it.

We're still struggling with some minor file format issues, but this should be done in a couple of days. Expect coolness next week some time.

Enjoy!
RT

PS: Also in 3.0.4 is export and import of your *entire* Maltego configuration. Useful if you've set up transform settings, seeds, servers etc. etc. and want your boy/girlfriend's install of Maltego to look and feel *exactly* the same...