Monday, 31 March 2014

So many Computer Forensics tools but no time

Do you want to get your hands in Computer Forensics but you don't really know where to start. Are you looking for a tool that does a specific job but you don't know which one to download and use. Forensic Control [1] have a list of free tools as a free resource for all. The tools are grouped in categories and a detailed description allows you to find what you are looking for. 

The main categories of the tools you can find are:

  • Disk tools and data capture
  • Email analysis
  • General tools
  • File and data analysis
  • Mac OS tools
  • Mobile devices
  • File viewers
  • Internet analysis
  • Registry analysis
  • Application analysis
  • Abandonware


Monday, 24 March 2014

Booby-trapped documents in Rich Text Format are being used for targeted attacks

There are booby-trapped documents being circulated in the Rich Text Format (RTF) that exploit a vulnerability in the 2010 version of Microsoft Word [CVE-2014-1761]. 

Microsoft Advisory published on Monday 24/Mar/2014 (2953095) [2] warns about the Vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could allow Remote Code Execution. A Temporary fix is available by Microsoft [3].

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

SANS Investigate Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) Workstation Version 3.0

SANS SIFT 3.0 Virtual Machine Released [1]

Developed and continually updated by an international team of forensic experts, the SIFT is a group of free open-source forensic tools designed to perform detailed digital forensic examinations in a variety of settings. With over 100,000 downloads to date, the SIFT continues to be the most popular open-source forensic offering next to commercial source solutions.