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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:02 am    Post subject: Forensic tools Reply with quote

I came accross some forensic tools that I am thinking of downloading onto my lap top. I have read up on them some but would like to get feedback from someone who has been in the CF field longer than my (2) months. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irfanview is indispensable.
Digital Image Recovery - I have not used it, I use PhotoRec/TestDisk
DriveLook - RunTime makes great software. I also use dtSearch for the specific task DriveLook does.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:43 am    Post subject: Forensic tools Reply with quote

Thanks for the info preferreduser. I will look at the other tools you mentioned. Are you able to use those tools on a different computer from where they are downloaded? I assume you can.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking for forensic tools, the list to be found here is hard to beat:

http : // www .caine-live.net /page11 /page11.html

(hint remove the spaces as CFW don't like direct links [which is pretty annoying, mod to note])

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Unfortunately these are open source tools by and large and are mostly designed for Linux or *nix boxes. On the plus side they are usually free (as in beer AND speech)

On the Windaz OS, FTK Imager is a decent free tool. For heavyweight forensics, X-Ways is just the best (and cheapest) tool you can find, however, you'll need a decent understanding of the underlying artefacts otherwise you won't have a clue as to what what you are looking at!
Bottom line - X-Ways is for hardcore analysts. If you want push-button forensics then go for FTK (do not confuse this with FTK Imager, which is reasonably cool). EnCase is a reasonable compromise between X-Ways and FTK.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys for the help... I will have to check out these tools...
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