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    Computer forensics software

    i have just been hired to analyze a computer for information. i have downloaded 3 live cd's (SMART, DEFT, and Backtrack). does anyone here have any experience in this endeavor and/or recommendations? i prefer to use a gui based distro, but can and will use the cli if needed.

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    You may want to look at Sleuth Kit and Autopsy. http://www.sleuthkit.org/
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before updating, upgrading, or partitioning.

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    it seems Backtrack comes with Sleuthkit and Autopsy. so i guess i'll just try that and the other ones for now. thanks for the response.

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    There's also SPADA: http://www.spada-cd.info/about.htm

    Haven't used it myself...

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    i have just been hired to analyze a computer for information. i have downloaded 3 live cd's (SMART, DEFT, and Backtrack). does anyone here have any experience in this endeavor and/or recommendations? i prefer to use a gui based distro, but can and will use the cli if needed.
    sounds odd that someone would hire you for what seems like you're completely new to

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    it seems Backtrack comes with Sleuthkit and Autopsy. so i guess i'll just try that and the other ones for now. thanks for the response.
    I eventually found the list of tools that Backtrack has. Very interesting, downloading it now.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before updating, upgrading, or partitioning.

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    What kind of job is it?
    If you just need to analyse (L)ubuntu will be just fine > Sleuthkit

    If you need to do Forensics I recommend Deft 7.2
    Works great, you could use the live dvd to make an image and then return to (L)ubuntu
    Last edited by NimalNet; March 24th, 2013 at 12:58 AM.

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    Re: Computer forensics software

    Back to sleep, old thread.

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