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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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Much like NetworkMiner, PcapXray is another powerful and comprehensive packet capture analysis tool. Some of the main features of this tool are the identification of malicious, web, and even Tor traffic, and covert communication.

Let's install PcapXray by cloning it from GitHub by typing the following command in the Terminal. As usual, I've changed my directory to Desktop. Cloning PcapXray to your desktop will take some time as the file is 115 MB in size:

git clone

The following screenshot shows the output of the command:

Figure 11.32 – Cloning PcapXray to the Desktop

Next, we need to install python3-pip to ensure that pip version 3 will be available to install any requirements.

Let's begin by installing Python by running this command in the terminal:

apt install python3-pip

The following screenshot shows the output of the command: