Information Gathering using Maltego (Beginner Guide)

Maltego is a great tool for penetration testers and forensic investigator’s which is used for open-source intelligence gathering and forensics. Maltego is totally different and powerful from other intelligence gathering tool because it discovers and collects data about the target and visualizes that collected data in a wonderful graph format for analysis.

So, let’s see how to use it for intelligence gathering.

Here I’m using Maltego in kali Linux. Go to application-Information Gathering – maltegoce

Now here you can see maltego’s interface, and on the right side, there is few additional feature which you can install it to use in intense intelligence gathering they all require API’s.

Now click on maltego icon and select new option to scan a new foot printing project.

After that start a machine, here you can select the type of footprinting you want to perform there are many options here I select Footprint L3 and then click on next.

Now provide a Domain name and click on finish.

Now automatically maltego will start gathering information about the domain and create a graphical map of collected information.

Now enlarge it to clearly view collected data. Here you can see ever information you need like DNS info, mail-server, IP, users, email-ID, connected computers, networks, etc.

Now let’s dig more about this domain, let’s see what media or news publishers talking about this company.

Start a new machine and select News Monitoring click next and then type the keywords to know more about the company through online published articles.

And here you can see recently published articles about the company related to the keywords.

Author: AkshayBhardwaj is a passionate Hacker, Information Security Researcher | Sketch Artist | Technical writer. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Facebook

SimplyEmail: Email Recon Tools (Email Footprinting)

What is the simple email recon tool? This tool was based off the work of theHarvester and kind of a port of the functionality. This was just an expansion of what was used to build theHarvester and will incorporate his work but allow users to easily build Modules for the Framework. Which I felt was desperately needed after building my first module for theHarvester.

Open Kali Linux Terminal and type

Git clone

Now type to install the setup

Now run the following command it will gather all email ids in different sources

./ -all -e

Report will be saved in SimpleEmail Folder.

6 ways to Find Connected PC in your Network (Beginner Guide)

Fast Resolver

FastResolver is a small utility that resolves multiple host names into IP addresses and vice versa. You can simply type the list of IP addresses or host name that you want to resolve, or alternatively, you can specify IP addresses range that you want to scan. For local network, FastResolver also allows you to get the MAC address of all IP addresses that you scan. FastResolver is a multithreaded application, so it can resolve dozens of addresses within a few seconds.

Download Fastresolver form here and click fastresolver icon and select the IP range and click on ok.

Advanced IP Scanner

Advanced IP Scanner is a fast, robust and easy-to-use free IP scanner for Windows. In a matter of seconds, this utility finds all the computers on your network and provides easy access to their various resources, whether HTTP, HTTPS, FTP or shared folders. With Advanced IP Scanner, you can wake up and shut down remote groups of Windows machines.

Download advanced IP scanner from here. Click on the icon and enter the IP range. Click on scan.

SoftPerfect Network Scanner

 SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded IPv4/IPv6 scanner with a modern interface and many advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users interested in computer security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP/UDP ports and discovers shared folders, including system and hidden ones.

Download SoftPerfect from here. Open the tool and enter the range to scan then click on start scanning.

Angry IPScanner

 Angry IP scanner is a very fast IP address and port scanner. It can scan IP addresses in any range as well as any their ports. It is cross-platform and lightweight. Not requiring any installations, it can be freely copied and used anywhere.

Download Angry IPScanner from here. Open the tool and enter the range and then click on start.


Netdiscover is an active/passive address reconnaissance tool, mainly developed for those wireless networks without dhcp server, when you are wardriving. It can be also used on hub/switched networks.

Open Kali Linux terminal and write netdiscover. This will show the IPs of the systems in the network.


The software provides a number of features for probing computer networks, including host discovery and service and operating system detection. These features are extensible by scripts that provide more advanced service detection, vulnerability detection, and other features.

Download Nmap from here. Open the tool and then enter the range. then select the type of scan then click on scan.

Author: Aditya Mohan Mishra is a 10th class student. He likes to discover new facts and tools.

Extract the metadata Information of Any website using Foca

FOCA (Fingerprinting Organizations with Collected Archives) is a tool used mainly to find metadata and hidden information in the documents its scans. These documents may be on web pages, and can be downloaded and analyzed with FOCA.

It is capable of analyzing a wide variety of documents, with the most common being Microsoft Office, Open Office, or PDF files, although it also analyzes Adobe, In Design or SVG files, for instance.

First of all, download the FOCA from the given below link.

Now click on Project & then select New Project.

Now enter the Project Name, name of the website and name of the folder where we have to save the documents and click on create to proceed further.

Now enter the name of the file where documents will be saved and click on save.

Now it will show Document collecting window, click on Search All option.

Now it will show the list of documents. Now right click on the URL and click on Download to save it in the specified folder.

AuthorMukul Mohan is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer in Security and Messaging. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist with high level of expertise in handling server side operations based on windows platform. An experienced IT Technical Trainer with over 20 years’ Experience. You can contact him

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