The Ethical Hacker Network – Maltego 3: First Look

5 09 2010

Recently read a great review on Maltego – its a quick walk through on digging the internet for information on an individual, from just a name, to email addresses, photos to physical location & phone numbers – its worth a read, and worth a download & play with the free version.

What is Maltego?

Maltego is an open source intelligence and forensics application. It will offer you timous mining and gathering of information as well as the representation of this information in a easy to understand format.

Maltego, developed by Roelof Temmingh, Andrew Macpherson and their team over at Paterva, is a premier information gathering tool that allows you to visualize and understand common trust relationships between entities of your choosing. Currently Maltego 3 is available for Windows and Linux. There is also an upcoming version for Apple users that has yet to be released.

Information gathering is a vital part of any penetration test or security audit, and it’s a process that demands patience, concentration and the right tool to be done correctly. In our case Maltego 3 is the tool for the job.

In this article we explore Maltego 3 and examine its fundamental features and a little hands-on with the newly designed version. If you haven’t already had a chance to upgrade to or pick up Maltego 3 you are missing out.

via The Ethical Hacker Network – Maltego 3: First Look.