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OS X Incident Response

OS X Incident Response Book
Author : Jaron Bradley
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2016-05-07
ISBN : 0128045035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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OS X Incident Response: Scripting and Analysis is written for analysts who are looking to expand their understanding of a lesser-known operating system. By mastering the forensic artifacts of OS X, analysts will set themselves apart by acquiring an up-and-coming skillset. Digital forensics is a critical art and science. While forensics is commonly thought of as a function of a legal investigation, the same tactics and techniques used for those investigations are also important in a response to an incident. Digital evidence is not only critical in the course of investigating many crimes but businesses are recognizing the importance of having skilled forensic investigators on staff in the case of policy violations. Perhaps more importantly, though, businesses are seeing enormous impact from malware outbreaks as well as data breaches. The skills of a forensic investigator are critical to determine the source of the attack as well as the impact. While there is a lot of focus on Windows because it is the predominant desktop operating system, there are currently very few resources available for forensic investigators on how to investigate attacks, gather evidence and respond to incidents involving OS X. The number of Macs on enterprise networks is rapidly increasing, especially with the growing prevalence of BYOD, including iPads and iPhones. Author Jaron Bradley covers a wide variety of topics, including both the collection and analysis of the forensic pieces found on the OS. Instead of using expensive commercial tools that clone the hard drive, you will learn how to write your own Python and bash-based response scripts. These scripts and methodologies can be used to collect and analyze volatile data immediately. For online source codes, please visit: https://github.com/jbradley89/osx_incident_response_scripting_and_analysis Focuses exclusively on OS X attacks, incident response, and forensics Provides the technical details of OS X so you can find artifacts that might be missed using automated tools Describes how to write your own Python and bash-based response scripts, which can be used to collect and analyze volatile data immediately Covers OS X incident response in complete technical detail, including file system, system startup and scheduling, password dumping, memory, volatile data, logs, browser history, and exfiltration

Incident Response Computer Forensics Third Edition

Incident Response   Computer Forensics  Third Edition Book
Author : Kevin Mandia,Matthew Pepe,Jason Luttgens
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2014-08-04
ISBN : 9780071798686
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive guide to incident response--updated for the first time in a decade! Thoroughly revised to cover the latest and most effective tools and techniques, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition arms you with the information you need to get your organization out of trouble when data breaches occur. This practical resource covers the entire lifecycle of incident response, including preparation, data collection, data analysis, and remediation. Real-world case studies reveal the methods behind--and remediation strategies for--today's most insidious attacks. Architect an infrastructure that allows for methodical investigation and remediation Develop leads, identify indicators of compromise, and determine incident scope Collect and preserve live data Perform forensic duplication Analyze data from networks, enterprise services, and applications Investigate Windows and Mac OS X systems Perform malware triage Write detailed incident response reports Create and implement comprehensive remediation plans

Mac OS X Security

Mac OS X Security Book
Author : Bruce Potter,Preston Norvell,Brian Wotring
Publisher : New Riders
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780735713482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Part II addresses system security beginning at the client workstation level.

Enterprise Mac Security Mac OS X

Enterprise Mac Security  Mac OS X Book
Author : CHARLES EDGE,Daniel O'Donnell
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2015-12-30
ISBN : 1484217128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enterprise Mac Security is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition which was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new 10.11 operating system. A common misconception in the Mac community is that Mac’s operating system is more secure than others. While this might be have been true in certain cases, security on the Mac has always still been a crucial issue. With the release of OS X 10.11, the operating system is taking large strides in getting even more secure. Even still, when sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac OS X faces a variety of security threats, whether these have been exploited or not. This book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac OS X for a wide audience. The authors of this book are seasoned Mac and security professionals, having built many of the largest network infrastructures for Apple and spoken at both DEFCON and Black Hat on OS X security. What You Will Learn The newest security techniques on Mac OS X from the best and brightest Security details of Mac OS X for the desktop and server, and how to secure these systems The details of Mac forensics and Mac hacking How to tackle Apple wireless security Who This Book Is For This book is for new users, switchers, power users, and administrators that need to make sure their Mac systems are secure.

Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security

Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security Book
Author : Roderick Smith,Ken Barker,Charles Edge
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2008-05-14
ISBN : 1590599896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A common misconception in the Mac community is that the Mac is more secure than other operating systems. While this might be true in many cases, the fact that people actually use the computers is often not considered in this analysis. When sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, then a variety of security threats are established. This book enables users of the Mac to enable services while not sacrificing the security of their systems.

Incident Response Computer Forensics Third Edition

Incident Response   Computer Forensics  Third Edition Book
Author : Jason T. Luttgens,Matthew Pepe,Kevin Mandia
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2014-08-01
ISBN : 0071798692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive guide to incident response--updated for the first time in a decade! Thoroughly revised to cover the latest and most effective tools and techniques, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Third Edition arms you with the information you need to get your organization out of trouble when data breaches occur. This practical resource covers the entire lifecycle of incident response, including preparation, data collection, data analysis, and remediation. Real-world case studies reveal the methods behind--and remediation strategies for--today's most insidious attacks. Architect an infrastructure that allows for methodical investigation and remediation Develop leads, identify indicators of compromise, and determine incident scope Collect and preserve live data Perform forensic duplication Analyze data from networks, enterprise services, and applications Investigate Windows and Mac OS X systems Perform malware triage Write detailed incident response reports Create and implement comprehensive remediation plans

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Book
Author : Cory Altheide,Harlan Carvey
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-03-29
ISBN : 9781597495875
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

Learning iOS Forensics

Learning iOS Forensics Book
Author : Mattia Epifani,Pasquale Stirparo
Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
Release : 2016-09-30
ISBN : 1785887688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical guide to analyzing iOS devices with the latest forensics tools and techniques About This Book This book is a comprehensive update to Learning iOS Forensics This practical book will not only cover the critical aspects of digital forensics, but also mobile forensics Whether you're a forensic analyst or an iOS developer, there's something in this book for you The authors, Mattia Epifani and Pasquale Stirparo, are respected members of the community, they go into extensive detail to cover critical topics Who This Book Is For The book is for digital forensics analysts, incident response analysts, IT security experts, and malware analysts. It would be beneficial if you have basic knowledge of forensics What You Will Learn Identify an iOS device between various models (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and verify the iOS version installed Crack or bypass the protection passcode chosen by the user Acquire, at the most detailed level, the content of an iOS Device (physical, advanced logical, or logical) Recover information from a local backup and eventually crack the backup password Download back-up information stored on iCloud Analyze system, user, and third-party information from a device, a backup, or iCloud Examine malicious apps to identify data and credential thefts In Detail Mobile forensics is used within many different domains, but is chiefly employed in the field of information security. By understanding common attack vectors and vulnerability points, security professionals can develop measures and examine system architectures to harden security on iOS devices. This book is a complete manual on the identification, acquisition, and analysis of iOS devices, updated to iOS 8 and 9. You will learn by doing, with various case studies. The book covers different devices, operating system, and apps. There is a completely renewed section on third-party apps with a detailed analysis of the most interesting artifacts. By investigating compromised devices, you can work out the identity of the attacker, as well as what was taken, when, why, where, and how the attack was conducted. Also you will learn in detail about data security and application security that can assist forensics investigators and application developers. It will take hands-on approach to solve complex problems of digital forensics as well as mobile forensics. Style and approach This book provides a step-by-step approach that will guide you through one topic at a time. This intuitive guide focuses on one key topic at a time. Building upon the acquired knowledge in each chapter, we will connect the fundamental theory and practical tips by illustrative visualizations and hands-on code examples.

Linux Malware Incident Response

Linux Malware Incident Response Book
Author : Cameron H. Malin
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013
ISBN : 012411489X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Practitioner's Guide is designed to help digital investigators identify malware on a Linux computer system, collect volatile (and relevant nonvolatile) system data to further investigation, and determine the impact malware makes on a subject system, all in a reliable, repeatable, defensible, and thoroughly documented manner.

Mac OS X Maximum Security

Mac OS X Maximum Security Book
Author : John Ray,William Ray
Publisher : Sams Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780672323812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While Mac OS X is becoming more and more stable with each release, its UNIX/BSD underpinnings have security implications that ordinary Mac users have never before been faced with. Mac OS X can be used as both a powerful Internet server, or, in the wrong hands, a very powerful attack launch point. Yet most Mac OS X books are generally quite simplistic -- with the exception of the author's Mac OS X Unleashed, the first book to address OS X's underlying BSD subsystem. Maximum Mac OS X Security takes a similar UNIX-oriented approach, going into significantly greater depth on OS X security topics: Setup basics, including Airport and network topology security. User administration and resource management with NetInfo. Types of attacks, how attacks work, and how to stop them. Network service security, such as e-mail, Web, and file sharing. Intrusion prevention and detection, and hands-on detection tools.

Digital Forensics and Investigations

Digital Forensics and Investigations Book
Author : Jason Sachowski
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-05-16
ISBN : 1351762214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital forensics has been a discipline of Information Security for decades now. Its principles, methodologies, and techniques have remained consistent despite the evolution of technology, and, ultimately, it and can be applied to any form of digital data. However, within a corporate environment, digital forensic professionals are particularly challenged. They must maintain the legal admissibility and forensic viability of digital evidence in support of a broad range of different business functions that include incident response, electronic discovery (ediscovery), and ensuring the controls and accountability of such information across networks. Digital Forensics and Investigations: People, Process, and Technologies to Defend the Enterprise provides the methodologies and strategies necessary for these key business functions to seamlessly integrate digital forensic capabilities to guarantee the admissibility and integrity of digital evidence. In many books, the focus on digital evidence is primarily in the technical, software, and investigative elements, of which there are numerous publications. What tends to get overlooked are the people and process elements within the organization. Taking a step back, the book outlines the importance of integrating and accounting for the people, process, and technology components of digital forensics. In essence, to establish a holistic paradigm—and best-practice procedure and policy approach—to defending the enterprise. This book serves as a roadmap for professionals to successfully integrate an organization’s people, process, and technology with other key business functions in an enterprise’s digital forensic capabilities.

iOS Forensic Analysis

iOS Forensic Analysis Book
Author : Sean Morrissey,Tony Campbell
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2011-09-22
ISBN : 1430233435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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iOS Forensic Analysis provides an in-depth look at investigative processes for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. The methods and procedures outlined in the book can be taken into any courtroom. With never-before-published iOS information and data sets that are new and evolving, this book gives the examiner and investigator the knowledge to complete a full device examination that will be credible and accepted in the forensic community.

iPhone and iOS Forensics

iPhone and iOS Forensics Book
Author : Andrew Hoog,Katie Strzempka
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-07-25
ISBN : 9781597496605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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iPhone and iOS Forensics is a guide to the forensic acquisition and analysis of iPhone and iOS devices, and offers practical advice on how to secure iOS devices, data and apps. The book takes an in-depth look at methods and processes that analyze the iPhone/iPod in an official legal manner, so that all of the methods and procedures outlined in the text can be taken into any courtroom. It includes information data sets that are new and evolving, with official hardware knowledge from Apple itself to help aid investigators. This book consists of 7 chapters covering device features and functions; file system and data storage; iPhone and iPad data security; acquisitions; data and application analysis; and commercial tool testing. This book will appeal to forensic investigators (corporate and law enforcement) and incident response professionals. Learn techniques to forensically acquire the iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices Entire chapter focused on Data and Application Security that can assist not only forensic investigators, but also application developers and IT security managers In-depth analysis of many of the common applications (both default and downloaded), including where specific data is found within the file system

OS X for Hackers at Heart

OS X for Hackers at Heart Book
Author : Bruce Potter,Chris Hurley,Johnny Long,Tom Owad,Russ Rogers
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-12-12
ISBN : 9780080489483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The sexy, elegant design of the Apple PowerBook combined with the Unix-like OS X operating system based on FreeBSD, have once again made OS X the Apple of every hacker’s eye. In this unique and engaging book covering the brand new OS X 10.4 Tiger, the world’s foremost “true hackers unleash the power of OS X for everything form cutting edge research and development to just plain old fun. OS X 10.4 Tiger is a major upgrade for Mac OS X for running Apple’s Macintosh computers and laptops. This book is not a reference to every feature and menu item for OS X. Rather, it teaches hackers of all types from software developers to security professionals to hobbyists, how to use the most powerful (and often obscure) features of OS X for wireless networking, WarDriving, software development, penetration testing, scripting administrative tasks, and much more. * Analyst reports indicate that OS X sales will double in 2005. OS X Tiger is currently the #1 selling software product on Amazon and the 12-inch PowerBook is the #1 selling laptop * Only book on the market directly appealing to groundswell of hackers migrating to OS X * Each chapter written by hacker most commonly associated with that topic, such as Chris Hurley (Roamer) organizer of the World Wide War Drive

The Art of Memory Forensics

The Art of Memory Forensics Book
Author : Michael Hale Ligh,Andrew Case,Jamie Levy,AAron Walters
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-07-22
ISBN : 1118824997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Memory forensics provides cutting edge technology to help investigate digital attacks Memory forensics is the art of analyzing computer memory (RAM) to solve digital crimes. As a follow-up to the best seller Malware Analyst's Cookbook, experts in the fields of malware, security, and digital forensics bring you a step-by-step guide to memory forensics—now the most sought after skill in the digital forensics and incident response fields. Beginning with introductory concepts and moving toward the advanced, The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory is based on a five day training course that the authors have presented to hundreds of students. It is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on memory forensics and how to deploy such techniques properly. Discover memory forensics techniques: How volatile memory analysis improves digital investigations Proper investigative steps for detecting stealth malware and advanced threats How to use free, open source tools for conducting thorough memory forensics Ways to acquire memory from suspect systems in a forensically sound manner The next era of malware and security breaches are more sophisticated and targeted, and the volatile memory of a computer is often overlooked or destroyed as part of the incident response process. The Art of Memory Forensics explains the latest technological innovations in digital forensics to help bridge this gap. It covers the most popular and recently released versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac, including both the 32 and 64-bit editions.

Mac OS X iPod and iPhone Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit

Mac OS X  iPod  and iPhone Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit Book
Author : Jesse Varsalone
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2008-12-16
ISBN : 9780080949185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides digital forensic investigators, security professionals, and law enforcement with all of the information, tools, and utilities required to conduct forensic investigations of computers running any variant of the Macintosh OS X operating system, as well as the almost ubiquitous iPod and iPhone. Digital forensic investigators and security professionals subsequently can use data gathered from these devices to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases, litigate civil cases, audit adherence to federal regulatory compliance issues, and identify breech of corporate and government usage policies on networks. MAC Disks, Partitioning, and HFS+ File System Manage multiple partitions on a disk, and understand how the operating system stores data. FileVault and Time Machine Decrypt locked FileVault files and restore files backed up with Leopard's Time Machine. Recovering Browser History Uncover traces of Web-surfing activity in Safari with Web cache and .plist files Recovering Email Artifacts, iChat, and Other Chat Logs Expose communications data in iChat, Address Book, Apple's Mail, MobileMe, and Web-based email. Locating and Recovering Photos Use iPhoto, Spotlight, and shadow files to find artifacts pof photos (e.g., thumbnails) when the originals no longer exist. Finding and Recovering QuickTime Movies and Other Video Understand video file formats--created with iSight, iMovie, or another application--and how to find them. PDF, Word, and Other Document Recovery Recover text documents and metadata with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Entourage, Adobe PDF, or other formats. Forensic Acquisition and Analysis of an iPod Documentseizure of an iPod model and analyze the iPod image file and artifacts on a Mac. Forensic Acquisition and Analysis of an iPhone Acquire a physical image of an iPhone or iPod Touch and safely analyze without jailbreaking. Includes Unique Information about Mac OS X, iPod, iMac, and iPhone Forensic Analysis Unavailable Anywhere Else Authors Are Pioneering Researchers in the Field of Macintosh Forensics, with Combined Experience in Law Enforcement, Military, and Corporate Forensics

Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices

Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices Book
Author : Eamon P. Doherty
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-08-17
ISBN : 1439898774
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Approximately 80 percent of the world’s population now owns a cell phone, which can hold evidence or contain logs about communications concerning a crime. Cameras, PDAs, and GPS devices can also contain information related to corporate policy infractions and crimes. Aimed to prepare investigators in the public and private sectors, Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices examines both the theoretical and practical aspects of investigating handheld digital devices. This book touches on all areas of mobile device forensics, including topics from the legal, technical, academic, and social aspects of the discipline. It provides guidance on how to seize data, examine it, and prepare it as evidence for court. This includes the use of chain of custody forms for seized evidence and Faraday Bags for digital devices to prevent further connectivity and tampering of evidence. Emphasizing the policies required in the work environment, the author provides readers with a clear understanding of the differences between a corporate investigation and a criminal investigation. The book also: Offers best practices for establishing an incident response policy and seizing data from company or privately owned digital devices Provides guidance in establishing dedicated examinations free of viruses, spyware, and connections to other devices that could taint evidence Supplies guidance on determining protocols for complicated crime scenes with external media and devices that may have connected with the handheld device Considering important privacy issues and the Fourth Amendment, this book facilitates an understanding of how to use digital forensic tools to investigate the complete range of available digital devices, including flash drives, cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, and netbooks. It includes examples of commercially available digital forensic tools and ends with a discussion of the education and certifications required for various careers in mobile device forensics.

Incident Response

Incident Response Book
Author : Douglas Schweitzer
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2003-05-02
ISBN : 9780764526367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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* Incident response and forensic investigation are the processes of detecting attacks and properly extracting evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks * This much-needed reference covers the methodologies for incident response and computer forensics, Federal Computer Crime law information and evidence requirements, legal issues, and working with law enforcement * Details how to detect, collect, and eradicate breaches in e-mail and malicious code * CD-ROM is packed with useful tools that help capture and protect forensic data; search volumes, drives, and servers for evidence; and rebuild systems quickly after evidence has been obtained

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit Book
Author : Harlan Carvey
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-03-11
ISBN : 0124171745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Harlan Carvey has updated Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, now in its fourth edition, to cover Windows 8 systems. The primary focus of this edition is on analyzing Windows 8 systems and processes using free and open-source tools. The book covers live response, file analysis, malware detection, timeline, and much more. Harlan Carvey presents real-life experiences from the trenches, making the material realistic and showing the why behind the how. The companion and toolkit materials are hosted online. This material consists of electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, free custom tools, and walk-through demos. This edition complements Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Second Edition, which focuses primarily on XP, and Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Third Edition, which focuses primarily on Windows 7. This new fourth edition provides expanded coverage of many topics beyond Windows 8 as well, including new cradle-to-grave case examples, USB device analysis, hacking and intrusion cases, and "how would I do this" from Harlan's personal case files and questions he has received from readers. The fourth edition also includes an all-new chapter on reporting. Complete coverage and examples of Windows 8 systems Contains lessons from the field, case studies, and war stories Companion online toolkit material, including electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, custom tools, and walk-throughs

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools Book
Author : Cory Altheide,Harlan Carvey
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2011-04-28
ISBN : 9781597495868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems