July 20, 2024

Maltego DNSTwist Transform

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  • Maltego CE (Community Edition) or Maltego XL (Commercial Edition)
  • DNSTwist API Key (You can obtain this from their website)

Step 1: Register for DNSTwist API Key

To use the DNSTwist Maltego transform, you’ll need an API key from DNSTwist. Visit their registration page to sign up and obtain your API key: DNSTwist API Registration Page

Step 2: Install Maltego

If you don’t have Maltego installed, download and install it from the official website: Maltego Official Website

Step 3: Download DNSTwist Maltego Transform

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Go to the “Transform Hub” tab on the main dashboard.
  3. In the Transform Hub, search for “DNSTwist” or use the URL below: DNSTwist Transform Hub
  4. Click on the DNSTwist transform and select “Install” or “Add to Maltego.”

Step 4: Configure DNSTwist Transform

  1. In Maltego, click on the “Transforms” tab.
  2. Select “Manage Transforms.”
  3. Click on the “DNSTwist” transform you’ve installed.
  4. Enter your DNSTwist API Key in the configuration settings.

Step 5: Start Using DNSTwist Transform

  1. Close the “Manage Transforms” window.
  2. Create a new Maltego graph.
  3. In the “Transforms” palette on the left, you should now see DNSTwist transforms.
  4. Drag and drop the DNSTwist transforms into your graph.
  5. Configure the transforms with the necessary parameters (e.g., domain name).
  6. Run the transforms to gather domain-related information using DNSTwist.

Step 6: Utilize the Data

You can now analyze, visualize, and work with the data obtained from DNSTwist within Maltego to support your investigations or research.

Remember to refer to the official Maltego documentation for more detailed information on using transforms and working with graphs: Maltego Documentation

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