The tool comes preinstalled in the Kali Linux operating system. But you can also download it for Mac and Windows. Before reading the tutorial, let’s know a little about this tool.
A Little About Maltego
How To Use Maltego
On the left side, there is a section named ‘Entity Pallete’ which offers many search options such as location, hash details of a Malware, information about ports of a system, information about Network Service, information of an Email Address, etc. There are many options available that you can use for free.
To Know The Details Of a Person
If you want to know about a person click on the ‘Person’ option and drag it to the center of the blank graph.
Now double click on the circle named as John Doe and change the details with the person you want to collect information and click on OK.
Now if you want to collect the information about the person, right-click on the name and there will be shown many options such as Email addresses of the person, social account of the person, etc. But if you want to collect all the information, select the ‘All information’ option.
N.B: If you want to know about the social account of the person, you must log in to your social accounts too.
To Know The Details Of an Email- Address
To run Maltego against an Email- Address, just look at the Personal section and click on the Email- Address option and drag it to the center of the blank graph.
To change the Email- Address, double-click on the icon and change the Email with the target Email- Address and click on the OK button.
Now right click on the icon and click on the All transforms or as your choice. It will start running the selection and take a few seconds to complete.
Here we took an example Email- Address and we got a graph as shown in the picture below. The graph showing the collected data and the link between them.
To Collect Information from a Website
So now we will again open a new graph to collect information from a website. Look at the Entity Panel and click and drag the Website option to the blank graph. We don’t wanna put the pictures of these steps because these are easy steps and also now you might have an idea how to do these things.
So, we took a demo website and ran All transform option and got a graph as in the picture shown below.
These are really cool features of the Maltego tool. You can use this tool to collect information about a person to do social engineering or you can collect information from a website to find its vulnerability to access it.
There are many features available for free. You can try them on your own. These things are not so hard to do. We’re not gonna explain all these things because you are not dumb.
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