Software Tools

If you've opted for Helix you'll already have the basic tools of the trade. If you haven't, here's a nice list to look at for testing on your own.

Software Description

Adepto GUI front-end to dd.

Air GUI front-end to dd.

Software

Description

Retriever

Multimedia file retriever.

Autopsy-Browser and

Great combination of forensic tools focused primarily

Sleuth-Kit

on the filesystem-forensic level. Will get you up to speed

in no time.

PyFlag

Forensics and log analysis GUI written in python by

David Collet and Michael Cohen.

Xfce Diff

Good, nice-looking diff.

Ethereal/Wireshark

A must for network forensics.

2hash

Md5 and shal computation at the same time. Collision

bye-bye (for the time being at least).

Bmap

Last file cluster slack extractor (works only with Ext2

FS).

Chaos reader

TCP session rebuilder and data extractor from libcap

files.

Chrootkit

Rootkit hunter.

Dcfldd

"dd" fork with many other features like hash

calculation, data wiper, multiple copies support, and so on.

E2recover

Undeleter for Ext2.

Fatback

Undeleter for FAT.

faust.pl

ELF file info extractor.

Foremost

Very good file carver.

Grepmail

Very specialized version grep version for email.

Logfinder

Log file finder.

Logsh

Very limited shell just to work on log files.

Lshw

Hardware data collector.

Macrobber

Graverobber written in C.

Md5deep and shaldeep

Recursive hash calculation on tree and subtree.

Rootkit hunter

Another tool to look for rootkits.

Scalpel

File carver from a fork of foremost.

Wipe

File wiper.

Ftimes

File topography and integrity monitoring on a

enterprise scale. Baseline and snapshot tool for system

integrity.

Fenris and Aegir

Disassembler and debugger for blackbox testing.

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