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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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All-in-one intelligence gathering

In the previous sections, we describe several tools that can be used to gather information. The drawback of using separate tools is that we need to consolidate all of our findings. Luckily there is another tool that can be used as an all-in-one intelligence gathering.

Maltego

Maltego is an open source intelligence and forensics application. It allows you to mine and gather information, and represent the information in a meaningful way. The word "open source" in Maltego means that it gathers information from the open source resources; it does not mean that Maltego is open source software.

Maltego allows you to enumerate Internet infrastructure information, such as:

  • Domain names
  • DNS names
  • Whois information
  • Network blocks ...

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