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

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Chapter 2

Open Source Examination Platform

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Preparing the Examination System

Before using many of the open source forensics tools explored in the chapters to come, you will need to ensure that your system is prepared to build said tools. As they are “open source,” the bulk of these tools are distributed primarily in source form, that is, you’ll need to generate the executable code yourself. In other cases, the tools will be scripts that require a specific interpreter to run. This chapter deals with the setup required to perform examinations with open source tools using Linux and Windows hosts.

For each platform we will go through ...

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