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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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Windows memory acquisition

There are several tools for Windows systems that you may wish to take advantage of to be able to capture the memory and paging file on a Windows device. The forensic images can then be opened on your Kali Linux machine for analysis with Volatility, as we'll delve into in a later chapter.

FTK Imager

Forensic Toolkit (FTK) Imager from AccessData is a free tool for the live acquisition of memory, the paging file, and drive images. To download FTK Imager, visit their website at and click on the Download Now button, which then carries you to their registration page.

Once all the fields are completed, a download link will be sent to the email address which you specified. The file size is approximately 53 MB and, at the time of writing, I've downloaded version 4.2.1 but any version between 4.0 and 4.2.1 will do for this exercise.

Important note

Remember that this tool is to...