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Forensics Tools

A list of free and open source forensics analysis tools and other resources.

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Tools

Distributions

  • bitscout - LiveCD/LiveUSB for remote forensic acquisition and analysis
  • CAINE
  • GRML-Forensic
  • Remnux - Distro for reverse-engineering and analyzing malicious software
  • ⭐️SANS Investigative Forensics Toolkit (sift) - Linux distribution for forensic analysis
  • Santoku Linux - Santoku is dedicated to mobile forensics, analysis, and security, and packaged in an easy to use, Open Source platform.
  • Sumuri Paladin - Linux distribution that simplifies various forensics tasks in a forensically sound manner via the PALADIN Toolbox
  • Tsurugi Linux - Linux distribution for forensic analysis
  • WinFE - Windows Forensics enviroment

Frameworks

  • ⭐️Autopsy - SleuthKit GUI
  • dff - Forensic framework
  • dexter - Dexter is a forensics acquisition framework designed to be extensible and secure
  • IntelMQ - IntelMQ collects and processes security feeds
  • Kuiper - Digital Investigation Platform
  • Laika BOSS - Laika is an object scanner and intrusion detection system
  • RegRippy - is a framework for reading and extracting useful forensics data from Windows registry hives.
  • PowerForensics - PowerForensics is a framework for live disk forensic analysis
  • ⭐️ The Sleuth Kit - Tools for low level forensic analysis
  • turbinia - Turbinia is an open-source framework for deploying, managing, and running forensic workloads on cloud platforms
  • IPED - Indexador e Processador de Evidências Digitais - Brazilian Federal Police Tool for Forensic Investigations

Live forensics

  • grr - GRR Rapid Response: remote live forensics for incident response
  • Linux Expl0rer - Easy-to-use live forensics toolbox for Linux endpoints written in Python & Flask
  • mig - Distributed & real time digital forensics at the speed of the cloud
  • osquery - SQL powered operating system analytics

Acquisition

  • artifactcollector - A customizable agent to collect forensic artifacts on any Windows, macOS or Linux system
  • ArtifactExtractor - Extract common Windows artifacts from source images and VSCs
  • AVML - A portable volatile memory acquisition tool for Linux
  • DFIR ORC - Forensics artefact collection tool for systems running Microsoft Windows
  • DumpIt -
  • FastIR Collector - Collect artifacts on windows
  • FireEye Memoryze
  • LiME - Loadable Kernel Module (LKM), which allows the acquisition of volatile memory from Linux and Linux-based devices, formerly called DMD
  • Magnet RAM Capture - is a free imaging tool designed to capture the physical memory
  • ⭐️RAM Capturer - by Belkasoft is a free tool to dump the data from a computer’s volatile memory. It’s compatible with Windows OS.
  • Velociraptor - Velociraptor is a tool for collecting host based state information using Velocidex Query Language (VQL) queries

Imageing

  • ⭐️BelkaImager - by Belkasoft allows you to create images of hard and removable disks, Android and iOS devices and download data from the cloud.
  • dc3dd - Improved version of dd
  • dcfldd - Different improved version of dd (this version has some bugs!, another version is on github adulau/dcfldd)
  • FTK Imager - Free imageing tool for windows
  • ⭐️Guymager - Open source version for disk imageing on linux systems

Carving

  • bstrings - Improved strings utility
  • bulk_extractor - Extracts informations like email adresses, creditscard numbers and histrograms of disk images
  • floss - Static analysis tool to automatically deobfuscate strings from malware binaries
  • ⭐️ photorec - File carving tool
  • swap_digger - A bash script used to automate Linux swap analysis, automating swap extraction and searches for Linux user credentials, Web form credentials, Web form emails, etc.

Memory Forensics

  • FireEye RedLine - provides host investigative capabilities to users to find signs of malicious activity through memory and file analysis and the development of a threat assessment profile.
  • inVtero.net - High speed memory analysis framework developed in .NET supports all Windows x64, includes code integrity and write support
  • KeeFarce - Extract KeePass passwords from memory
  • MemProcFS - An easy and convenient way of accessing physical memory as files a virtual file system.
  • Rekall - Memory Forensic Framework
  • ⭐️volatility - The memory forensic framework
  • VolUtility - Web App for Volatility framework

Network Forensics

Windows Artifacts

  • Beagle - Transform data sources and logs into graphs
  • CrowdResponse - by CrowdStrike is a static host data collection tool
  • FRED - Cross-platform microsoft registry hive editor
  • LastActivityView - LastActivityView by Nirsoftis a tool for Windows operating system that collects information from various sources on a running system, and displays a log of actions made by the user and events occurred on this computer.
  • LogonTracer - Investigate malicious Windows logon by visualizing and analyzing Windows event log
  • python-evt - Pure Python parser for classic Windows Event Log files (.evt)
  • RegRipper3.0 - RegRipper is an open source Perl tool for parsing the Registry and presenting it for analysis.

NTFS/MFT Processing

OS X Forensics

Mobile Forensics

  • Andriller - is software utility with a collection of forensic tools for smartphones. It performs read-only, forensically sound, non-destructive acquisition from Android devices
  • ALEAPP - An Android Logs Events and Protobuf Parser
  • iOS Frequent Locations Dumper - Dump the contents of the StateModel#.archive files located in /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.routined/
  • MEAT - Perform different kinds of acquisitions on iOS devices
  • MobSF - is an automated, all-in-one mobile application (Android/iOS/Windows) pen-testing, malware analysis and security assessment framework capable of performing static and dynamic analysis.
  • OpenBackupExtractor - is an app for extracting data from iPhone and iPad backups.

Docker Forensics

Browser Artifacts

  • ChromeCacheView - by Nirsoft is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Google Chrome Web browser, and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache
  • chrome-url-dumper - Dump all local stored infromation collected by Chrome
  • Dumpzilla - extract all forensic interesting information of Firefox, Iceweasel and Seamonkey browsers
  • hindsight - Internet history forensics for Google Chrome/Chromium
  • unfurl - Extract and visualize data from URLs

Timeline Analysis

  • DFTimewolf - Framework for orchestrating forensic collection, processing and data export using GRR and Rekall
  • ⭐️ plaso - Extract timestamps from various files and aggregate them
  • timeliner - A rewrite of mactime, a bodyfile reader
  • timesketch - Collaborative forensic timeline analysis

Disk image handling

  • Disk Arbitrator - A Mac OS X forensic utility designed to help the user ensure correct forensic procedures are followed during imaging of a disk device
  • imagemounter - Command line utility and Python package to ease the (un)mounting of forensic disk images
  • libewf - Libewf is a library and some tools to access the Expert Witness Compression Format (EWF, E01)
  • OSFMount - allows you to mount local disk image files (bit-for-bit copies of an entire disk or disk partition) in Windows as a physical disk or a logical drive
  • PancakeViewer - Disk image viewer based in dfvfs, similar to the FTK Imager viewer.
  • xmount - Convert between different disk image formats

Decryption

Management

  • dfirtrack - Digital Forensics and Incident Response Tracking application, track systems
  • Incidents - Web application for organizing non-trivial security investigations. Built on the idea that incidents are trees of tickets, where some tickets are leads

Picture Analysis

  • Ghiro - is a fully automated tool designed to run forensics analysis over a massive amount of images
  • sherloq - An open-source digital photographic image forensic toolset

Steganography

  • Binwalk - Binwalk is a fast, easy to use tool for analyzing, reverse engineering, and extracting firmware images.
  • Foremost - is a program to recover files based on their headers and footers
  • Sonicvisualizer
  • Steghide - is a steganography program that hides data in various kinds of image and audio files
  • Wavsteg - is a steganography program that hides data in various kinds of image and audio files
  • Zsteg - A steganographic coder for WAV files

Metadata Forensics

  • ExifTool by Phil Harvey
  • Exiv2 - Exiv2 is a Cross-platform C++ library and a command line utility to manage image metadata
  • FOCA - FOCA is a tool used mainly to find metadata and hidden information in the documents

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