Open Source Live Distributions for Computer Forensics

  • Giancarlo Giustini
  • Mauro Andreolini
  • Michele Colajanni
Conference paper

Abstract

Current distributions of open source forensic software provide digital investigators with a large set of heterogeneous tools. Their use is not always focused on the target and requires high technical expertise. We present a new GNU/Linux live distribution, named CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) that contains a collection of tools wrapped up into a user friendly environment. The CAINE forensic framework introduces novel important features, aimed at filling the interoperability gap across different forensic tools. Moreover, it provides a homogeneous graphical interface that drives digital investigators during the acquisition and analysis of electronic evidence, and it offers a semi-automatic mechanism for the creation of the final report.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Giustini
    • 1
  • Mauro Andreolini
    • 1
  • Michele Colajanni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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