Tools and packages that are used for countering forensic activities, including encryption, steganography, and anything that modify attributes.

This all includes tools to work with anything in general that makes changes to a system for the purposes of hiding information.


System/Digital Image

  • Afflib : An extensible open format for the storage of disk images and related forensic.information.
  • Air-Imager : A GUI front-end to dd/dc3dd designed for easily creating forensic images.
  • Bmap-tools : Tool for copying largely sparse files using information from a block map file.
  • dd : The dd command allows you to copy all or part of a disk.
    • Dc3dd : A patched version of dd that includes a number of features useful for computer forensics.
    • Dcfldd : DCFL (DoD Computer Forensics Lab), a dd replacement with hashing.
  • ddrescue : GNU data recovery tool.
  • Dmg2img : A CLI tool to uncompress Apple’s compressed DMG files to the HFS+ IMG format.
  • Frida : Dynamic instrumentation toolkit for developers, reverse-engineers, and security researchers.
    • Fridump : A universal memory dumper using Frida.
  • Imagemounter : Command line utility and Python package to ease the (un)mounting of forensic disk images.

Recovering Tool / Memory Extraction

  • Extundelete : Utility for recovering deleted files from ext2, ext3 or ext4 partitions by parsing the journal.
  • Foremost : A console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.
  • MagicRescue : Find and recover deleted files on block devices.
  • MemDump : Dumps system memory to stdout, skipping over holes in memory maps.
  • MemFetch : Simple utility that can be used to dump process memory of any userspace process running on the system without affecting its execution.
  • Mxtract : Memory Extractor & Analyzer.
  • Recoverjpeg : Recover jpegs from damaged devices.
  • SafeCopy : A disk data recovery tool to extract data from damaged media.
  • Scrounge-Ntfs : Data recovery program for NTFS file systems.
  • TestDisk & PhotoRec : TestDisk checks the partition and boot sectors of your disks. It is very useful in recovering lost partitions. PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost pictures from digital camera memory or even hard disks. It has been extended to search also for non audio/video headers.

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