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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools by Harlan Carvey, Cory Altheide

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Chapter 1

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Welcome to “Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools”

In digital forensics, we rely upon our expertise as examiners to interpret data and information retrieved by our tools. To provide findings, we must be able to trust our tools. When we use closed source tools exclusively, we will always have a veil of abstraction between our minds and the truth that is impossible to eliminate.

We wrote this book to fill several needs. First, we wanted to provide a work that demonstrated the full capabilities of open source forensics tools. Many examiners that are ...

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