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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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In this second edition of this book, you'll find that the theory and methodologies have remained mostly the same, as the procedures and documentation are standard throughout the field; however, you'll find that the technical chapters contain new labs using new examples. I've also decided to include two completely new chapters that go into artifact analysis and network analysis, showcasing several tools with practicals that even beginners will find easy to follow. As much as we try to secure our data, systems, and networks to the best of our abilities, breaches occur. In an effort to understand what took place, we turn to the field of digital forensics. Although still a relatively new field, forensics has become just as important as security, especially considering the wealth of information available to anyone accessing the internet with the intent of carrying out malicious activity. Thankfully, digital fingerprints and artifacts are sometimes left behind, whether in a deleted or hidden file, an email, in someone's browsing history, a remote connection list, or even a mobile text message.