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Hailstone sequences visualized in Maltego with machines

Some days ago Glenn (from SensePost) talked to me about an interesting concept he has seen regarding convergence in Wikipedia. He wanted a way to visualize it and I gladly helped him with Maltego and some machines. It's his story to tell - so I wont.

Then - literally a day later I was reading XKCD and saw this:


I had the concept already in Maltego with machines (for Glenn's experiment) - I just needed the transform. I spoke to Glenn - he was up for hacking it together (I am lazy that way) and sure enough - 15 minutes later graphs were forming. The machine I used looked like this:

machine("axeaxe.Collatz",
        displayName:"Collatz",
        author:"RT",
        description: "Just playing") {

        onTimer(1) {
            type("maltego.Phrase",scope:"global")
            outgoing(0)  
            value("1",invert:true)

            log(">",showEntities:true)
            run("paterva.v2.Collatz…

Maltego Radium - first update released!

As promised earlier this week we just released our first update for Maltego Radium. Your client will automatically detect the update and guide you through the (painless & fun) update. If you are impatent you can also force the update by clicking on on Application button (that's the sphere thingy at the left hand top) -> Tools -> Check for updates as shown in the screenshot below:



The latest build number is 3453. You can see the build number in the About Box (application button -> More about Maltego -> About:


The update includes the following:
A lot of memory optimization - especially in the area of machines - but we also fixed memory leaks that have been in the application for years.Machine optimization in terms of speed - especially when dealing with many entities.Cosmetic update for Mac - as described in the previous post.Cloning of machines are now possible.Optimization for bookmarking multiple objects.Optimization for manipulating entities in the detail view.Ext…

On videos, Dinky toys & the upcoming update.

In this week's episode of 'You & your Maltego":
A new video is released.We probably insult Mac users and talk about Dinky toys....and what's new in the upcoming Radium update!Video
1) Perhaps our motivation has not been 100% pure in making a new video. It could be driven by new technology obtained by senior Paterva staff (Roelof has new video making toys). Alas - it's informative and fun if not highly entertaining. Not only will it have special appeal for teenagers of the early 90s, it also shows the outside of our corporate (*cough*) offices. Link below:



Dinky toys

2)  Mac users are normally very stylish. Tell a Mac user his desktop looks a little childish and you will most likely cause permanent damage - to you or said user. You might lose a friend or a limb. Maltego on the Mac was always an afterthought (in fact - when we started building Maltego there was always lag between the Windows/Linux and the Mac releases). And let's face it - the Mac release neve…

Maltego Radium - Iceland, video, download and more

Hi there,

We're finally back from Iceland. It proved to be well worth the epic journey. It's a strangely hypnotic country with fantastic sights, super friendly people and the coolest beanies on the planet. We've uploaded some photos on our[Facebook] page if you're interested to see what it looks like.



Maltego Radium went live on Friday, late afternoon and we 'pressed the button' from a teenager's bedroom in rural Iceland. That's a story on it's own. At the same time we also launched our [new website] - where you can download the latest release. The next day, back in Reykjavik we grabbed some tables and made the tutorial video (one take) in a corner of the opera house. If the video seems a little rushed - it's because we were counting the seconds before security rocked up. We took the footage back to our hotel, edited and uploaded a few hours before we had to catch the bus (at 4am) to the airport, via London, back to South Africa.

Here's the …