Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Author Cory Altheide
ISBN-10 1597495875
Year 2011-03-29
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Author Cory Altheide
ISBN-10 1597495867
Year 2011
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Syngress Press
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Based on the use of open source tools, this book lends itself to many organizations as well as students who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. Well known forensic methods are demonstrated using open-source computer forensic tools (Sleuthkit, Foremost, dcdd, pyag, etc.) for examining a wide range of target systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, etc.). The digital forensics industry is growing a rapid pace and this book is perfect for someone entering the field that does not have access to corporate tools. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Covers open source forensics tools for all major systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux Uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field.

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Author Cory Altheide
ISBN-10 1597495867
Year 2011
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Syngress Press
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Based on the use of open source tools, this book lends itself to many organizations as well as students who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. Well known forensic methods are demonstrated using open-source computer forensic tools (Sleuthkit, Foremost, dcdd, pyag, etc.) for examining a wide range of target systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, etc.). The digital forensics industry is growing a rapid pace and this book is perfect for someone entering the field that does not have access to corporate tools. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Covers open source forensics tools for all major systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux Uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field.

Open Source Software for Digital Forensics

Open Source Software for Digital Forensics Author Ewa Huebner
ISBN-10 1441958037
Year 2010-01-27
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Open Source Software for Digital Forensics is the first book dedicated to the use of FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) in computer forensics. It presents the motivations for using FLOSS applications as tools for collection, preservation and analysis of digital evidence in computer and network forensics. It also covers extensively several forensic FLOSS tools, their origins and evolution. Open Source Software for Digital Forensics is based on the OSSCoNF workshop, which was held in Milan, Italy, September 2008 at the World Computing Congress, co-located with OSS 2008. This edited volume is a collection of contributions from researchers and practitioners world wide. Open Source Software for Digital Forensics is designed for advanced level students and researchers in computer science as a secondary text and reference book. Computer programmers, software developers, and digital forensics professionals will also find this book to be a valuable asset.

Windows Registry Forensics

Windows Registry Forensics Author Harlan Carvey
ISBN-10 9780128033357
Year 2016-03-03
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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Windows Registry Forensics: Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry, Second Edition, provides the most in-depth guide to forensic investigations involving Windows Registry. This book is one-of-a-kind, giving the background of the Registry to help users develop an understanding of the structure of registry hive files, as well as information stored within keys and values that can have a significant impact on forensic investigations. Tools and techniques for post mortem analysis are discussed at length to take users beyond the current use of viewers and into real analysis of data contained in the Registry. This second edition continues a ground-up approach to understanding so that the treasure trove of the Registry can be mined on a regular and continuing basis. Named a Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews Packed with real-world examples using freely available open source tools Provides a deep explanation and understanding of the Windows Registry—perhaps the least understood and employed source of information within Windows systems Includes a companion website that contains the code and author-created tools discussed in the book Features updated, current tools and techniques Contains completely updated content throughout, with all new coverage of the latest versions of Windows

File System Forensic Analysis

File System Forensic Analysis Author Brian Carrier
ISBN-10 9780134439549
Year 2005-03-17
Pages
Language en
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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The Definitive Guide to File System Analysis: Key Concepts and Hands-on Techniques Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation. Now, security expert Brian Carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed. Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems: Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Along the way, he describes data structures, analyzes example disk images, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses today's most valuable open source file system analysis tools—including tools he personally developed. Coverage includes Preserving the digital crime scene and duplicating hard disks for "dead analysis" Identifying hidden data on a disk's Host Protected Area (HPA) Reading source data: Direct versus BIOS access, dead versus live acquisition, error handling, and more Analyzing DOS, Apple, and GPT partitions; BSD disk labels; and Sun Volume Table of Contents using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Analyzing the contents of multiple disk volumes, such as RAID and disk spanning Analyzing FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Finding evidence: File metadata, recovery of deleted files, data hiding locations, and more Using The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy Forensic Browser, and related open source tools When it comes to file system analysis, no other book offers this much detail or expertise. Whether you're a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, or auditor, this book will become an indispensable resource for forensic investigations, no matter what analysis tools you use.

Integrating Python with Leading Computer Forensics Platforms

Integrating Python with Leading Computer Forensics Platforms Author Chet Hosmer
ISBN-10 9780128099506
Year 2016-09-26
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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Integrating Python with Leading Computer Forensic Platforms takes a definitive look at how and why the integration of Python advances the field of digital forensics. In addition, the book includes practical, never seen Python examples that can be immediately put to use. Noted author Chet Hosmer demonstrates how to extend four key Forensic Platforms using Python, including EnCase by Guidance Software, MPE+ by AccessData, The Open Source Autopsy/SleuthKit by Brian Carrier and WetStone Technologies, and Live Acquisition and Triage Tool US-LATT. This book is for practitioners, forensic investigators, educators, students, private investigators, or anyone advancing digital forensics for investigating cybercrime. Additionally, the open source availability of the examples allows for sharing and growth within the industry. This book is the first to provide details on how to directly integrate Python into key forensic platforms. Provides hands-on tools, code samples, detailed instruction, and documentation that can be immediately put to use Shows how to integrate Python with popular digital forensic platforms, including EnCase, MPE+, The Open Source Autopsy/SleuthKit, and US-LATT Presents complete coverage of how to use Open Source Python scripts to extend and modify popular digital forensic Platforms

Android Forensics

Android Forensics Author Andrew Hoog
ISBN-10 9781597496520
Year 2011-07-21
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Android Forensics: Investigation, Analysis, and Mobile Security for Google Android provides the background, techniques and analysis tools you need to effectively investigate an Android phone. This book offers a thorough review of the Android platform, including the core hardware and software components, file systems and data structures, data security considerations, and forensic acquisition techniques and strategies for the subsequent analysis require d. this book is ideal for the classroom as it teaches readers not only how to forensically acquire Android devices but also how to apply actual forensic techniques to recover data. The book lays a heavy emphasis on open source tools and step-by-step examples and includes information about Android applications needed for forensic investigations. It is organized into seven chapters that cover the history of the Android platform and its internationalization; the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and the Android Market; a brief tutorial on Linux and Android forensics; and how to create an Ubuntu-based virtual machine (VM). The book also considers a wide array of Android-supported hardware and device types, the various Android releases, the Android software development kit (SDK), the Davlik VM, key components of Android security, and other fundamental concepts related to Android forensics, such as the Android debug bridge and the USB debugging setting. In addition, it analyzes how data are stored on an Android device and describes strategies and specific utilities that a forensic analyst or security engineer can use to examine an acquired Android device. Core Android developers and manufacturers, app developers, corporate security officers, and anyone with limited forensic experience will find this book extremely useful. It will also appeal to computer forensic and incident response professionals, including commercial/private sector contractors, consultants, and those in federal government. Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews Ability to forensically acquire Android devices using the techniques outlined in the book Detailed information about Android applications needed for forensics investigations Important information about SQLite, a file based structured data storage relevant for both Android and many other platforms.

The Basics of Digital Forensics

The Basics of Digital Forensics Author John Sammons
ISBN-10 9780128018927
Year 2014-12-09
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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The Basics of Digital Forensics provides a foundation for people new to the digital forensics field. This book teaches you how to conduct examinations by discussing what digital forensics is, the methodologies used, key tactical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Details on digital forensics for computers, networks, cell phones, GPS, the cloud and the Internet are discussed. Also, learn how to collect evidence, document the scene, and how deleted data can be recovered. The new Second Edition of this book provides you with completely up-to-date real-world examples and all the key technologies used in digital forensics, as well as new coverage of network intrusion response, how hard drives are organized, and electronic discovery. You'll also learn how to incorporate quality assurance into an investigation, how to prioritize evidence items to examine (triage), case processing, and what goes into making an expert witness. The Second Edition also features expanded resources and references, including online resources that keep you current, sample legal documents, and suggested further reading. Learn what Digital Forensics entails Build a toolkit and prepare an investigative plan Understand the common artifacts to look for in an exam Second Edition features all-new coverage of hard drives, triage, network intrusion response, and electronic discovery; as well as updated case studies, expert interviews, and expanded resources and references

Python Forensics

Python Forensics Author Chet Hosmer
ISBN-10 9780124186835
Year 2014-05-19
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Python Forensics provides many never-before-published proven forensic modules, libraries, and solutions that can be used right out of the box. In addition, detailed instruction and documentation provided with the code samples will allow even novice Python programmers to add their own unique twists or use the models presented to build new solutions. Rapid development of new cybercrime investigation tools is an essential ingredient in virtually every case and environment. Whether you are performing post-mortem investigation, executing live triage, extracting evidence from mobile devices or cloud services, or you are collecting and processing evidence from a network, Python forensic implementations can fill in the gaps. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and illustrative code samples, author Chet Hosmer discusses how to: Develop new forensic solutions independent of large vendor software release schedules Participate in an open-source workbench that facilitates direct involvement in the design and implementation of new methods that augment or replace existing tools Advance your career by creating new solutions along with the construction of cutting-edge automation solutions to solve old problems Provides hands-on tools, code samples, and detailed instruction and documentation that can be put to use immediately Discusses how to create a Python forensics workbench Covers effective forensic searching and indexing using Python Shows how to use Python to examine mobile device operating systems: iOS, Android, and Windows 8 Presents complete coverage of how to use Python scripts for network investigation

The Art of Memory Forensics

The Art of Memory Forensics Author Michael Hale Ligh
ISBN-10 9781118824993
Year 2014-07-22
Pages 912
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

The Best Damn Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Book Period

The Best Damn Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Book Period Author Jack Wiles
ISBN-10 0080556086
Year 2011-04-18
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Syngress
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Electronic discovery refers to a process in which electronic data is sought, located, secured, and searched with the intent of using it as evidence in a legal case. Computer forensics is the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques to perform an investigation to find out exactly what happened on a computer and who was responsible. IDC estimates that the U.S. market for computer forensics will be grow from $252 million in 2004 to $630 million by 2009. Business is strong outside the United States, as well. By 2011, the estimated international market will be $1.8 billion dollars. The Techno Forensics Conference has increased in size by almost 50% in its second year; another example of the rapid growth in the market. This book is the first to combine cybercrime and digital forensic topics to provides law enforcement and IT security professionals with the information needed to manage a digital investigation. Everything needed for analyzing forensic data and recovering digital evidence can be found in one place, including instructions for building a digital forensics lab. * Digital investigation and forensics is a growing industry * Corporate I.T. departments investigating corporate espionage and criminal activities are learning as they go and need a comprehensive guide to e-discovery * Appeals to law enforcement agencies with limited budgets

iPhone and iOS Forensics

iPhone and iOS Forensics Author Andrew Hoog
ISBN-10 159749660X
Year 2011-07-25
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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iPhone and iOS Forensics is a guide to the forensic acquisition and analysis of iPhone and iOS devices, and offers practical advice on how to secure iOS devices, data and apps. The book takes an in-depth look at methods and processes that analyze the iPhone/iPod in an official legal manner, so that all of the methods and procedures outlined in the text can be taken into any courtroom. It includes information data sets that are new and evolving, with official hardware knowledge from Apple itself to help aid investigators. This book consists of 7 chapters covering device features and functions; file system and data storage; iPhone and iPad data security; acquisitions; data and application analysis; and commercial tool testing. This book will appeal to forensic investigators (corporate and law enforcement) and incident response professionals. Learn techniques to forensically acquire the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices Entire chapter focused on Data and Application Security that can assist not only forensic investigators, but also application developers and IT security managers In-depth analysis of many of the common applications (both default and downloaded), including where specific data is found within the file system