Saturday, October 2, 2010

Maltego 3 - Quick and Effective Information Gathering Tool

Maltego is a one-stop resource for carrying out foot-printing and passive analysis

Maltego 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.
  • Maltego can be 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 provide 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.

Please refer here for detailed explanation, here for its documentation and here to download.

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