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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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Installing Xplico in Kali Linux

First, let's update Kali Linux and also install the Forensic metapackage for Kali Linux. Kali metapackages allow the user to install required tools of the same category, such as wireless, vulnerability assessment, and forensic tools.

For more information on installing various, or all, metapackages and the list of tools within each package, visit this link:

Here's a screenshot of some of the forensic tools within the forensics metapackage:

Figure 10.1 – List of forensic tools available in the forensics metapackage for Kali

To run the update and install the forensics metapackage, type the following command into a Terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo install kali-linux-forensics

The following output is displayed after running the preceding command:

Figure 10.2 – Installing the kali-linux-forensics metapackage

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