April 13, 2024

Maltego host.io Transform

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  1. Maltego CE (Community Edition) or Maltego XL installed.
  2. Host.io API key (sign up at https://host.io/ if you don’t have one).

Step 1: Install the Host.io Maltego Transform

If Host.io provides an official Maltego transform, you’ll need to install it from the Maltego Transform Hub:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Go to the “Apps” tab on the left sidebar.
  3. In the “Transform Hub” section, search for “Host.io” or the specific transform provided by Host.io.
  4. Click on it and then click “Install.”
  5. Follow the prompts to configure the transform. You’ll need to enter your Host.io API key, which you can obtain by signing in to your Host.io account and generating an API key.

Step 2: Use the Host.io Transform

With the transform installed, you can use it to query Host.io data in Maltego:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Create a new graph or open an existing one.
  3. Right-click on an entity that represents a domain or IP address (e.g., example.com or an IP address).
  4. In the context menu, select “Run Transform.”
  5. Choose the “Host.io” transform from the list.
  6. Click “Run.”

The transform will use your Host.io API key to query Host.io for data related to the domain or IP address.

Step 3: View Host.io Analysis Results

After running the transform, you can view the Host.io analysis results in your Maltego graph:

  1. Click on the entity (domain or IP address) that you ran the transform on.
  2. You’ll see attributes and data retrieved from Host.io, including URLs if they are associated with the entity.

Step 4: Save and Export

Once you have analyzed and enriched your Maltego graph with Host.io data (including URLs), you can save your graph and export it in various formats for reporting and sharing.

That’s it! You’ve successfully set up and used the Host.io Maltego transform to retrieve data and include URLs when possible in your Maltego investigations.

Please remember to handle your Host.io API key securely and consider any usage limitations or billing associated with your Host.io account.

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