SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Tag - linux

How to Install SIFT Workstation and REMnux on the Same Forensics System

Combine SIFT Workstation and REMnux on a single system to create a supercharged Linux toolkit for digital forensics and incident response tasks. Here's how. Continue reading How to Install SIFT Workstation and REMnux on the Same Forensics System


Installing the REMnux Virtual Appliance for Malware Analysis

REMnux is a lightweight Linux distribution for assisting malware analysts with reverse-engineering malicious software. Here is how to install the REMnux virtual appliance using common virtualization tools, such as VMware and VirtualBox, thanks to the Open Virtualization Format (OVF/OVA). Continue reading Installing the REMnux Virtual Appliance for Malware Analysis


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Multi-plat RAT, No US Cybersecurity bill, Dropbox drops a doozie, Volatility everywhere

This week we found out the NetWire Remote Access Trojan claims to be able to infect everyone, the US Senate has blocked a much-debated cybersecurity bill, Dropbox shows it's great way to share the confidential data of Dropbox customers, British Telecom says somewhere between 100% and 0% of Android devices are compromised and cybercrime costs … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Multi-plat RAT, No US Cybersecurity bill, Dropbox drops a doozie, Volatility everywhere


How to Mount Dirty EXT4 File Systems

Hal Pomeranz, Deer Run Associates As some of you may remember, I've previously written about a technique for mounting EXT3 file system images with the read-only option, even when power was abruptly removed from the system- as is typical during forensic seizure- and the file system is still "dirty". In these cases, my technique involves … Continue reading How to Mount Dirty EXT4 File Systems


Understanding EXT4 (Part 4): Demolition Derby

Hal Pomeranz, Deer Run Associates In Part 3 of this series we looked at the EXT4 extent tree structure for dealing with very large or very fragmented files- basically any situation where you need more than the four extent structures available in the inode. Go back and read that part now if you haven't already, … Continue reading Understanding EXT4 (Part 4): Demolition Derby