Friday, March 17, 2017

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 us since - forever.


Hope this helps giving you an idea of what the devs have been up to.
Baby seals / enjoy the weekend!
RT

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Maltego documentation is amazing! AMAZINGGG!

It's been said before that Paterva's documentation is not up to scratch and often out-dated. Lies! Lies! And damn lies!! However untrue this might have been I am here today to tell that we have sat down and put some real effort into updating all our documentation for the Maltego client, all our server guides as well as our developer guides. This shiny beacon of Maltego documentation goodness can now be found on the [Maltego Documentation Portal].




All the existing developer portal content has been migrated to this website and can be found under the Developer Portal heading in the navigation bar. We will also be discontinuing the existing Developer Forum on the 'dev portal'. If you've searched our documentation and you still have questions we recommend that you mails friendly questions to support@paterva.com.

That's all for now.

PR

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bing v2 API is dead, long live v5? Also CTAS updates.

As some of you might have notice Microsoft is in the final throes of shutting down Bing API v2 and replacing it with v5 (v3 and v4...well...who knows). The new API is part of [Microsoft Cognitive Services]. MCS have some pretty cool APIs and as soon as they're priced right we might start putting more of them into Maltego. We've put this in here specifically for MS people. You know who you are. We've spoken to you. We know where you live....;)

Currently Maltego uses Bing for all the Search Engine transforms - these all end with '_SE'.

The migration to v5 was not always easy. The question enumerator in the server code had to be changed (a lot). Some options are not supported in v5. There are only 25 results per page. One of the biggest impacts the new API has is that its pricing model is significantly higher than the previous version. Microsoft was pretty helpful in the migration process but less helpful when we complained about the new prices. This means we *might* need to cut down this service for our community edition users - but let's see how it goes.

We will be changing our public servers to v5 when Microsoft literally pull the plug on v2. For our clients that have their own private CTAS servers - you can easily change over to the v5 API by simply applying a patch. Do the following:

Browse to the CTAS web interface. Click on 'Update Server' at the top. Click on 'Update Server Automatically' and .. wait. Soon the server will begin with the updating process. There is no need to reboot the server.




Once you server is up to date it will be using Bing v5 API and your Bing API v2 key will no longer be valid. You may want to read how to enter the Bing v5 API key on your server in our fantastic new CTAS guide here:


If you run into any trouble please drop us a friendly note at support@paterva.com. Enjoy!!
RT