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How To Use MALTEGO for information Gathering

How To Use MALTEGO for information Gathering

How To Use MALTEGO for information Gathering
How To Use MALTEGO for information Gathering

MALTEGO for information Gathering

Maltego is used for the information gathering phase of all security related work. It will save you time and will allow you to work more accurately and smarter. Maltego aids you in your thinking process by visually demonstrating interconnected links between searched items. Maltego provides you with a much more powerful search, giving you smarter results.
If access to "hidden" information determines your success, Maltego can help you discover it.

Why Maltego

It is very easy to use.Maltego has an awesome GUI that makes very easy to use. Maltego will find information when you don't know what you are looking for.For example, if you have just had an email address or domain name Maltego will show you how much information can be found about that source on the internet.

If you are using maltego for the first time then you need to register first in order to use maltego.
when you complete your registration then you can start using maltego.
Open your terminal and type:
root@seven:~# maltego

At the top click on new graph button to start a new graph.
start new graph
Click on palette it brings Maltego's full information gathering menu.
click on palette
You can see in your left sidebar you have plenty of objects, like domain names, emails addresses, image.person etc.
We will use Domain So drag Domain to your workspace/graph.
drag to grah
By default, you will see the default domain pteva.com. click on it delete it and put your target here.

set target
On right click you will there are plenty of options you can choose from.To gather maximum information run all the transforms at once.So Right click on All Transforms arrow here you have plenty of options you can select many different transforms that are there, you can transform between email address using a search engine, phone number, files etc.
Now you will be presented with a disclaimer window just tick all the boxes. And click on run.Maltego will start gathering information for you.
accept disclaimer
After completing as you can see it has extracted information like email addresses,sub-domains and social media links etc. You can go through all the individual transforms to dig for more information.
results of scan
You can transform individual items to find out if there is any further relationship.

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