In this episode of HakTip, Shannon recommends several ways to view your graphs in Maltego as well as bookmarking your favorite nodes, and more.

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There are many ways to choose to see your new graphs. So far I’ve only shown you one way to display a graph in the Maltego GUI, but you can change it if you want.

Each graph that you create will be listed in the main window, selected on top. When you save, that name obviously changes to the new name.

In my free version, I also have several ways to view the same graph. I can have my Main View, Bubble, or Entity List. The main view is the one we’ve been using. Bubble view lets you view your graph with a bunch of bubbles, that you can then customize. I usually go back to my investigate tab and Zoom To Fit this view.

Entity list will let you see each of the entities on your graph, and you can sort them depending on name of the node, type, value, etc.

Each of the views let you change the way the graph is displayed as well in different layouts. Main and Bubble show the same views, but when changed to Entity, these layouts are replaced by a search function.

Open your properties tab and you can edit any node you’ve selected. I can change the type, site/ etc, url, and I can bookmark it. If you bookmark a node, a star will appear on that node on the graph.

The detail view is my favorite. This one shows you the main site / name / etc at the top, relationships with other nodes, and snippets from the site in question. (ex. If you choose more than one node at a time, the detail view will show you a listing of all the ones you selected. Lastly, you can search for a specific term located in a node with the search bar on this detail view. Or you can add a ! to exclude a word. Hit CTRL+F to do a more detailed search.

Let me know what you think. Send me a comment below or email us at And be sure to check out our sister show, Hak5 for more great stuff just like this. I’ll be there, reminding you to trust your technolust.

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