"This is highly detailed material. Although the introductory chapter adopts an easy pace, with overviews of important technical concepts, most of the other chapters get right down to the practice of forensic analysis. This is not a book you're going to want to read in bed: you'll want this right next to a computer - preferably two or three computers running different operating systems - so that you can try the techniques for yourself as you work your way through. The authors admit that this book does not cover everything you need to know. For instance, it focuses entirely on 'dead drive' forensics - offline systems. Analysing running systems often requires high-level proprietary tools. But it does give an excellent grounding in the methods of digital forensic analysis and provides a valuable first step in learning the technicalities."--Network Security, May 2012, page 4
"Digital Forensics - MacGyver Style! The practical solutions of this book, Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools, save the day when commercial tools fail. During an incident, the clock ticks. Response teams scramble to pull anything together to solve the immediate challenge. Cory Altheide and Harlan Carvey take you through the tools and tactics that you need - the ones that in a pinch will get the job done. A welcome addition to my library."--Rob Lee, SANS Institute
"Intended for students and new computer professionals, or those new to open source applications, this guide to digital forensics provides practical instructions for many common tasks in data recovery and analysis using open source tools. Beginning with a discussion of setting up an open source examination platform and tool set, the work covers disk and file system analysis, Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X systems and artifacts, Internet artifacts, file analysis and automated analysis. The volume includes numerous code examples and tips and tricks as well as an appendix of software tools."--Reference and Research Book News
"Intended for students and new computer professionals, or those new to open source applications, this guide to digital forensics provides practical instructions for many common tasks in data recovery and analysis using open source tools. Beginning with a discussion of setting up an open source examination platform and tool set, the work covers disk and file system analysis, Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X systems and artifacts, Internet artifacts, file analysis and automated analysis. The volume includes numerous code examples and tips and tricks as well as an appendix of software tools. Chapter examples assume a basic knowledge of the Linux command line interface."--Reference and Research Book News
"The authors intended this book for two types of readers: complete novices in the world of digital forensics, and seasoned practitioners who are interested in learning more about open source tools that could help them in their work. And although it might seem difficult to merge the knowledge in such a way to make for an interesting book for both groups, in my opinion, the writers managed to do it beautifully."--Net-Security.org
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 these tools on 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.
Highly recommended for anyone pursing or currently working in the digital forensics field.
Free and open source tools fill large gaps in the capabilities of commercial forensic suites and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
I read this relatively fast and in one sitting, so it's written well and in an easy to understand way.
It has some good information on open source tools and where to get them. It was required for the class which is why I purchased it.Published 3 months ago by Ken Kazinski
Open source tools are free and great. The argument is often made that they are not vetted for court room use, but most of the forensics performed never reach the court room. Read morePublished 3 months ago by pleasebuybeer
The book is not what I expected. There were not many sources of Open Source Tools. I was not allowed to return the book.Published 9 months ago by Dave Roman
Cory and Harlan are two names in the digital forensics community that you can always trust to bring you great material. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert M. Lee
This book does an excellent job introducing the reader to the many tools available on Linux for performing CyberForensics. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Skip Corbin
I'm still in the process of reading this book have a chapter left to go. It is very informative and walks you through the processes of forensics. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Keith Drozd
This book was a very good read and had tons of information on open source tools. My only complaint is that is contained information on deprecated tools such as pyflag. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was more than what I had expected. It taught me more and provided more knowledge and understanding the area of open source tools.Published 22 months ago by Richard R. Darling
That's a huge book! It explains very well what to collect, why to collect, how to collect E-evidences and then it explains how to work on your findings with open-source tools. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Peter File