June 18, 2024

Maltego Wayback Machine Transform

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  1. Maltego CE (Community Edition) or Maltego XL installed.
  2. Access to the Wayback Machine transform from the Maltego Transform Hub.

Step 1: Download the Wayback Machine Transform from the Transform Hub

To get started, you need to download the Wayback Machine Maltego transform from the Transform Hub:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Go to the “Apps” tab on the left sidebar.
  3. In the “Transform Hub” section, search for “Wayback Machine” or the specific transform package provided by the Wayback Machine.
  4. Click on it, then click “Download” or “Install.”

Step 2: Set Up the Wayback Machine Transform

After downloading the transform, you can set it up:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. In the “Manage” tab, click on “Transforms Manager.”
  3. Find the Wayback Machine transform you downloaded and click on “Settings” or “Configure.”

Step 3: Access Wayback Machine Resources

Here are the URLs to access Wayback Machine resources:

  • Wayback Machine Website: Visit the official Wayback Machine website to access their vast archive of historical web pages.
  • Wayback Machine API Registration: If you plan to use the Wayback Machine API, you may need to register for an API key. Follow the registration process on this page to obtain your API key.

Step 4: Use the Wayback Machine Transform

Now that you’ve configured the transform, you can use it to interact with the Wayback Machine’s web page archive:

  1. Open Maltego.
  2. Create a new graph or open an existing one.
  3. Right-click on an entity (e.g., a URL or a domain name) in your Maltego graph.
  4. In the context menu, select “Run Transform.”
  5. Choose the Wayback Machine transform from the list.
  6. Click “Run.”

The transform will query the Wayback Machine’s archive for snapshots of the provided URL or domain, allowing you to see historical versions of web pages.

Step 5: Save and Export

After performing your analysis and enriching your Maltego graph with Wayback Machine data, you can save your graph and export it in various formats for reporting and sharing.

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