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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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Network activity analysis exercise

Putting it all together, we can download a PCAP file from named SAMPLE OF ALL PROTOCOLS SUPPORTED IN XPLICO 0.6.3. This .pcap file can also be downloaded directly from

Some browsers may prompt you with a privacy warning, as in the following screenshot, due to the sample files being hosted on an older site:

Figure 10.55 – Security exception

Click on the Advanced button and then click on Proceed to (unsafe) at the bottom of the page, as in the following screenshot. The site is safe, just a bit dated, and does not use SSL:

Figure 10.56 – safety exception

The downloaded file can be compressed by right-clicking on the file and selecting Extract Here.

We can start a new case analysis by clicking...