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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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Chapter 10: Analysis with Xplico

Xplico is an open source, GUI Network Forensics Analysis Tool (NFAT) that focuses on extracting artifacts from network and internet captures.

Captures of network and internet traffic are obtained directly in Xplico using its live acquisition feature but can also be done using tools within Kali Linux, such as Wireshark and Ettercap. These network acquisition files are saved as .pcap or packet capture files, which are then uploaded to Xplico and decoded automatically using its IP decoder and decoder manager components.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Installing Xplico in Kali Linux
  • Starting Xplico in DEFT Linux
  • Packet capture analysis using Xplico
  • Network activity analysis using Xplico