New Digital Forensics Tool
- To the Digital Detectives,
I am always looking into new tools for the type of work that I do. My
company and another company that I have some shares in are always
trying to stay on the "cutting edge" of the digital forensics profession.
Of course many people know that I am a pretty strong Linux supporter
(I have as many computers running Linux as I do Windows), and I have
forensics tools on both platforms. One of the things that I absolutely
LOVE about Linux is that almost all of the software is Open Source
(hence FREE or at least VERY inexpensive). It has always impressed me
that there is as high a quality of forensics tools for Linux that are
free, as there are for Windows that cost a fair amount of money. I
have never been a really big fan of Encase, and I have always thought
that FTK was an even nicer program but designed to be used by the
"techno-challenged" due to it's ease of use and simple point and click
I have found Linux to offer several "job specific tools" that do the
job they were meant to do better than anything else I have used, while
the tools offered for a Windows platform try to bundle several tools
into one program, and thus sometimes cause stability problems.
Recently I have been testing a Digital Forensics tool that I have been
very impressed with. Since running several tests such as how well the
tool indexes, file analysis tests, image integrity evaluation, time
line accuracy and speed, search parameters, and simultaneous multiple
workstation operations; I have been greatly impressed.
In my opinion, this tool beats any of the other tools designed to do
what it does. For the brave of heart (it takes some know how to set
this tool up), PTK is an extremely well put together piece of
software. And best of all it is FREE!
I thought I'd so something different here and post this to this list
first, and then blog it later on.
For those that are "Linux Willing", this is an unbeatable tool.
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