May 18, 2024

Maltego Censys Transform

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Prerequisites:

  1. Maltego XL or Maltego Community Version: You can use either Maltego XL (Commercial Edition) or Maltego Community Version for this setup. Maltego Community Version is free and can be downloaded from the official website: Maltego Official Website.
  2. Access to Censys Transforms: You will need access to Censys Maltego Transforms, which may require registration or an API key. You can obtain these from Censys’s official website and API registration page.

Step 1: Obtain Information from Censys

  • Visit the official website or API registration page of Censys using the links provided above.
  • Look for documentation or resources related to the Censys Maltego Transform, including installation instructions and API access. This documentation will guide you through the setup process.

Step 2: Install Maltego

If you haven’t already installed Maltego XL (Commercial Edition) or Maltego Community Version, please download and install the appropriate version from the official website mentioned in the prerequisites.

Step 3: Access the Transform Hub (if applicable)

  • Open Maltego.
  • Go to the “Transform Hub” tab on the main dashboard. This is where you can access and install external transforms.

Step 4: Search for Censys Transforms (if available)

  • In the Transform Hub, use the search function to look for Censys transforms.
  • If Censys has developed Maltego transforms and made them available on the Transform Hub, you may find them here.

Step 5: Install Censys Transforms (if available)

  • Click on the Censys transforms if you find them in the Transform Hub.
  • Select “Install” or “Add to Maltego” to add them to your Maltego installation.

Step 6: Configure Censys Transform

  • In Maltego, click on the “Transforms” tab.
  • Select “Manage Transforms.”
  • Locate the Censys transforms you’ve installed.
  • Enter any required configuration settings, such as API credentials, in the transform’s configuration. Refer to the documentation obtained in Step 1 for guidance on configuring the transforms.

Step 7: Use Censys Transforms

  • Close the “Manage Transforms” window.
  • Create a new Maltego graph.
  • In the “Transforms” palette on the left, you should now see Censys transforms (if installed).
  • Drag and drop the Censys transforms into your graph.
  • Configure the transforms with the necessary parameters for your specific use case.
  • Run the transforms to perform internet-wide scans and gather information using Censys’s capabilities.

Please keep in mind that the availability and setup process for Maltego transforms can vary, so referring to Censys’s official documentation and resources is crucial for a successful setup and use of their transforms.

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