Best Information Gathering Tool...
Maltego is a new breakthrough in information gathering tools. The classical method of information gathering , such as : domain-whois , search-engine , archive , etc are now available on automatic mode on Maltego!Maltego is a program with its purpose to determine the relationship and real world links between : People , groups of People , Companies , Organisations , Web sites , Domains , DNS names , NetBlock ,IP addresses , phrases , affiliations , documents and files.
Maltego uses the method of relation-chainings between some objects (IP, DNS, website,email ,etc). What Maltego actually does is to describe the relation between those objects. For example , you want to search for everything that related to example.com , hence example.com will be the 1st object to be searched for. Then Maltego will search for any other object that related to the object example.com , eg : example.com ’s IP address , example.com’s IP NetBlock , example.com’s mx records , persons that related to example.com. We could also dig more about what social networks that the person joins , and so on..
To try their web interface , you can go here. And to download the application you can simply click here.