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Digital Forensics with Kali Linux - Second Edition

By : Shiva V. N. Parasram
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Digital Forensics with Kali Linux - Second Edition

By: Shiva V. N. Parasram

Overview of this book

Kali Linux is a Linux-based distribution that's widely used for penetration testing and digital forensics. It has a wide range of tools to help for digital forensics investigations and incident response mechanisms. This updated second edition of Digital Forensics with Kali Linux covers the latest version of Kali Linux and The Sleuth Kit. You'll get to grips with modern techniques for analysis, extraction, and reporting using advanced tools such as FTK Imager, hex editor, and Axiom. Updated to cover digital forensics basics and advancements in the world of modern forensics, this book will also delve into the domain of operating systems. Progressing through the chapters, you'll explore various formats for file storage, including secret hiding places unseen by the end user or even the operating system. The book will also show you how to create forensic images of data and maintain integrity using hashing tools. Finally, you'll cover advanced topics such as autopsies and acquiring investigation data from networks, operating system memory, and quantum cryptography. By the end of this book, you'll have gained hands-on experience of implementing all the pillars of digital forensics: acquisition, extraction, analysis, and presentation, all using Kali Linux tools.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Kali Linux – Not Just for Penetration Testing
Section 2: Forensic Fundamentals and Best Practices
Section 3: Forensic Tools in Kali Linux
Section 4: Automated Digital Forensic Suites
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swap_digger performs an automated analysis of the Linux swap file and can retrieve artifacts such as system passwords, usernames, form credentials, and even Wi-Fi information, such as the SSID and perhaps even passwords if they are stored in the swap file.

Installing and using swap_digger

Let's now clone and install swap_digger in Kali Linux:

  1. Change directories to the desktop in the Terminal and clone swap_digger to the desktop by typing in: git clone

    The preceding gitclone command clones and installs swap_digger:

    Figure 8.31 – Installing swap_digger in Kali Linux

  2. Change to the swap_digger directory by typing in cd swap_digger. Type in the following two commands to start swap_digger:
    chmod +x
    sudo ./ –vx

    swap_digger will run after typing in the preceding commands, as in the following output:

    Figure 8.32 – Configuring permissions of swap_digger

  3. swap_digger...