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Developer. The developer portal includes all the resources required to start building your own custom local and remote Maltego transforms. The portal also. This page includes a user guide for Maltego, transform guides as well as links to our Youtube channel that includes videos tutorials on using Maltego. The first setting in the Manual Links settings allows you to choose if the Edit properties dialog should open when a new manual.

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Maltego requires an Internet connection and if you do need to use it within your corporate network use this option to set it up.


Memory The last option that can be set from the Java Options tab is the maximum amount of memory that the Maltego client can use.

Ball size by outgoing links – Entities are sized according to the total number of outgoing links it has. The first tab in the Options menu is General options where you can choose the default web browser for the Maltego client to use and to manuual a proxy. The next section details some of the options available display information windows.

Guides and Tutorials

Views can be manusl to determine the size and color of entities based on different properties of the graph. Full screen mode is shown in the image below:. Running all transforms is almost always a bad idea as it is important to know what you are running and where the transform is getting the information from. Clicking the change button will open a color palette where a new default color for maltgo type of links can be chosen:.

File options Manuap The Maltego client makes various sounds when different events happen on a graph to notify you. Maltegoo the yellow page icon will show the note in a dialog box on the graph as depicted below. The graph below shows the example graph using the diverse descent view: Home options Updates From the Updates tab, you can choose if you want the Maltego client to automatically check for updates.

The options button Next to the Options button, there is also an Exit button which, when clicked, will close the Maltego application. New Graph Entity Palette Entities Entities in Maltego are used to represent different types of information and are represented as nodes on your graph. Using the Overview view to navigate a large graph.


Getting Started

Attach files to the entity. Picking an entity from the dropdown will change all your selected entities to that type. Select default web browser for Maltego to use. The entity notes panel under the View tab simply allows you to set a global setting of whether entities notes should be shown on the graph:.

This will open a mankal where a local file can be selected or a URL to a file can be specified which will be fetched by the Maltego client. Graph window maximized Clicking the button again will restore the windows to their previous state. Twitter Affiliation entity with entity type overlay By default, when an attachment is added to an entity, a small maltgeo icon will be overlaid the entity icon on the left-hand side.

These sounds can be disabled from the Audio tab in the options menu: Two different fonts set manua the detail view. The second checkbox allows you to choose whether this paper clip icon ma,tego shown when an attachment is added. However, incoming links with different grandparent entities are weighted higher.

Maltego User Guide

The image below shows the different options that are available to choose from the defaults settings are shown: You can also choose what happens when an icon, that matches an existing icon, is installed. Double clicking the graph tab will also maximize the graph window. For this reason, the Maltego client has been made very versatile and adaptable.

The image below shows the merge window for three entities being merged: Transform description It is important to note that the context menu is entity specific meaning that the items that are shown in the context menu are related to the transforms that are available to the entity type that you have selected. You can also choose the timeout for transforms, the default value for this setting is 2 minutes and is given in milli-seconds.

The Maltego client comes with about 20 entities targeted for use in online investigations, but you can also make your own custom ones.


Getting Started Maltego Concepts Before we get our hands dirty, there are a three of important concepts in Maltego that need to be defined. The two differences with interactive organic are: Mmanual example, if your mouse pointer was at the far left of a graph, zooming in would mean that the graph would be slowly moved to the left until the central point was where the mouse pointer was rather than the central point being that of msnual center of the graph.

Entities in Maltego are used to represent different types of information and are represented as nodes on your graph.

You will then be given a confirmation dialog that looks as follows: Example graph with view set to ball size by rank. They also need to 1: The graph below malteo the results of a search engine transform.

Adjusting the transform output font size The font anti-aliasing provides various options for changing the anti-aliasing that is used to render text on a Maltego graph.

Panning around your graph with the mouse. Thumbnails for all entity attachments are also shown at the bottom of the summary malteg. The first checkbox lets you choose if the entity type icon should be overlaid for entities that have custom images for their icons.

Each format is described below: Discovery options tab Transforms From the Transforms tab in the options menu you can choose whether links between the same two entities that malteg created from the same transform should merge or not. Additional transforms will be queued until the earlier transforms have completed.

For example, entities that are returned from any of the search engine transforms manuaal be weighted according to how relevant they are their page rank. Toggle navigation Maltego Docs. Show Transform Link Labels will show the name of the transform that created the link when the option is checked.

Example graph with view set to ball size by total number of links