Hi, everyone! I am excited to announce the release of NITE Team 4 Alpha 0.2 planned for Friday, January 27th! It's the first iteration of the Stinger OS. Alpha 0.2 will ship with a small recon mission and four attack tools. It will also support six workspaces for multitasking, multiple terminals per workspace and four visual skins. In preparation for Alpha 0.2, we worked on our mission briefing structure. Similar to TBW, NT4 will use NPC audio and video to provide mission intel. It will not, however, use the Archive (Example: archive.blackwatchmen.com) as part of its mechanics. All intel files will be accessible from within the Stinger OS. One type of format we wish to use is the 'recon graph'. These kind of graphs are efficient for investigating and understanding the relationship between various entities; individuals, corporations, devices, etc... We thought using real intelligence software to produce our documents would be more immersive and also more productive. So we decided to choose Maltego to create all our Recon Graphs for NT4. As an added level of immersion, it's going to be possible to download the actual Maltego file from all mission briefings. Although this is NOT required to solve your assignments, we may hide secret missions in some of the briefing documents. But it doesn't stop there. We have built an NT4 Seed server for Maltego CE that will install a set of NITE Team 4 entities and transforms. Transform requests will let you query existing NT4 and TBW online databases to gather live intelligence on various entities in your investigation graph. Since Stinger OS and Maltego transforms will share the same NT4 database, you will be able to complete part of the recon in the game or in Maltego. Here is a screenshot of a working NITE Team 4 Maltego Edition: Maltego CE is a free investigation tool available on Mac, PC, and Linux. You can download it here. You will need the latest version of JAVA.