Thursday, November 29, 2012

Radium Update 2

About 36 hours ago we 'pressed the button' on Radium Update 2. This update is distributed to Radium users via auto-update. We decided it would be fitting to make a short video of the highlights of this update (we like to call it 'service pack 2' - as it sounds very grown up).
Click below to view:


The reason we made the video is because:
1) We're pretty lazy - and it seems like a lot of work to write it all up.
2) People generally have more fun watching videos than reading documentation.
3) A big camera vendor sent us a bunch of equipment to evaluate. No not really. We wish. I wish.

One thing that Andrew forgot to mention in the video is that the MSL (Maltego Scripting Language) was also extended with some new pretty functions. The MSL doc (updated with a shiny new reference guide) is at http://www.paterva.com/MSL.pdf. Those of you that like writing your own Maltego Machines should definitely take a look.

The Radium community release is almost ready and if all goes well we'll be able to release it just before Christmas.

Enjoy responsibly,
RT

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Coolness coming in the next Maltego Radium update

Hi there,

We're planning to release another update to Radium before the end of the year. Also we're very much hoping to release a community edition of Radium at the same time. Send Redbull, cupcakes and vitamins and we might just make it!

One of the new features in the update is 'Find in Files'. It's pretty cool because it means if you have a group of analysts working together (and you are saving your files on a share somewhere (hey, we should try it with DropBox)) you can now easily search through all of the graphs and create a merged graph of everyone's work that matched your search terms. It will even try to open encrypted graphs with provided passwords!

Attached some boring looking screen shots. The feature works pretty well already:




In the last screenshot you'll see that we now provide you with the ability to add metadata to your graph which is useful when browsing FiF (Find in Files) search results.

And now for something completely different

Another feature we're adding (OK no - we really hacked it in there) is that transform writers can soon describe links (label, color, style, thickness) as well as have the ability to create notes and bookmarks using code. I say 'hacked' because we really have to do a proper implementation of protocol 3 to make it nice and clean - but in the meantime you'll soon be able to add it as the entity's properties like so:

<MaltegoMessage>
    <MaltegoTransformResponseMessage>
       <Entities>
          <Entity Type='Person'>
         <Value>Pietertjie Vermeulen</Value>
             <AdditionalFields>
                <Field Name='link#abc' DisplayName='Some link property'>link prop value</Field>
                <Field Name='link#maltego.link.label'>karnallie</Field>
                <Field Name='link#maltego.link.style'>1</Field>
                <Field Name='link#maltego.link.show-label'>1</Field>
                <Field Name='link#maltego.link.color'>0x00FF00</Field>
                <Field Name='link#maltego.link.thickness'>3</Field>
                <Field Name='notes#'>Die bliksem steel my ouma se koekies</Field>
                <Field Name='bookmark#'>1</Field>
             </AdditionalFields>
          </Entity>
       </Entities>
    </MaltegoTransformResponseMessage>
</MaltegoMessage>

Yes we know - you really want graph in / graph out but hey- it's a step in the right direction.

We'll keep you update on the progress - but if all goes according to plan we'll have it out before the end of the world.

Baby seals,
RT

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Victor Viktor / Next new feature for Maltego

This week we created a new video - mostly just because we like making videos and having fun. It shows how to verify email addresses by hand and with Maltego. Sure, it only works on some mail servers, but it's a fun and useful trick when it works. 

The video has an extended intro that features Agent Smith and Agent Fox - two pretty incompetent law enforcement officers trying to compromise a target using a sexy waitress and two dodgy USB memory sticks. And hey - it's *supposed* to be goofy/cheesy and over the top. Click below to watch:



In other news we've also decided that proper graph sharing / collaboration will be the next feature we'll implement in Maltego. It means you'll have the ability to work on a single 'investigation'/graph with all of your friends across the Internet or LAN. The emphasis in the design was 1) strong crypto on the P2P traffic 2) ability to share graphs anonymously 3) ease of use. We think we got something that will satisfy all of the above - and best of all - it would not require you to host your own server! 

We'll keep you up to date with the progress.
Happy days!
RT