Saturday, October 29, 2011

Maltego Casefile - icons finally here!




Our icons arrived this week. This is gooood news - it means we can release the beta of CaseFile very soon - probably this coming week.

Here is a screenshot of what's to expect - we haven't properly named the entities yet but you'll get the idea. There are 61 new icons - most of them related to Law Enforcement.

Watch this space!
RT

Monday, October 24, 2011

Maltego and social networks [video tutorial nr.4]

We've made another tutorial video - this time showing how Maltego can be used to link infrastructure and people. For social network resolving we're using [SocialNet from PacketNinjas].

Personally I am way pleased with the way the intro and extro (is that even a word?) came out. It was taken in a pretty large open room, so there's a bit of echo, but if you use headphones it should be fine.

Video is [here], or click below:



We've made these videos to show you how we use Maltego - hopefully it would be useful to you. Let us know!

Enjoy,
RT

Friday, October 21, 2011

Using Socialnet + Maltego to visualize social sphere of influence.


Used Socialnet to visual my Facebook friends (plus second order) in Maltego. Interesting that you can group people purely on their location in the graph - in organic view. Click on the picture above to enlarge, and you'll see what I mean!

'later,
RT

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maltego Video Tutorials

Hi guys,

We have seen a great number of Maltego videos coming out in the last few months and we have been really impressed with some of things you guys are doing. As such we have decided to create some of our own to help people better use and understand the tool!

We originally thought we could do this via the userguide section on our website - www.paterva.com/web5/documentation/userguide.php. However, we have still seen a number of users struggling with the basics (in videos, writeups as well as email) and we really want to get everyone past these stumbling blocks and onto the true power of Maltego.

We have had a whole week of making videos (which is a pain since one of us has to be in a video and the other one has to edit them all!). Thus we present to you under a shower of rainbows and unicorns our 3 latest Maltego videos. Each one of the videos deals with teaching some aspects of the tool and also gives an interesting sample case.

Sit back and enjoy the videos



  1. Mapping Google websites to find the odd-ones-out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zlbUck_BLk




    In this video we show how to start Maltego, create a new graph, graph navigation, selecting nodes and running transforms. We also show how to use different views

  2. Quickly Identifying some of Sony's netblocks:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibtwjPJ5PGs




    In this video we show how to use sets of transforms, basic footprinting techniques, transform settings and using the detail view. We also discuss one of the transforms in more detail.

  3. Finding links between data stored in CSV files (airodump)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPoLQwHYI4



    In this video we show you how to import data from CSV and XLS files and create graphs directly from it. We've used data mined with Airodump in this tutorial.

With the power of Grayskull
-AM && RT

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Importing data into Maltego

@Viss - you make us sad bears with your question on importing. So I decided to make a quick blog post on how to get data into Maltego.



The right way (import)
The commercial version of Maltego has support for visualizing spreadsheets. You can also use this to simple import a single column of data. Let's say you want to import only names. Then it goes a little like so:







Click on the picture above to see what's actually going on. Importing data this way seems like a lot of effort, but it's really useful. Why? Because it allows you to import multiple columns and make a real graph. Imagine you had phone numbers as well - then you could easily end up with this (skipping the boring bits):




You can "chain" any number of nodes together - in this case we've only used two.

The quick way

You can import entities into Maltego (also in the community edition) by copy and pasting it from text. Usually Maltego does a great job of figuring out what it is that you are pasting - but you can force the entity type by pre-pending it in the actual text. Check this out:





Of course, this does not give you the ability to actually create graphs - it just imports the nodes. But...wait..that's what you wanted right?