[Full-disclosure] Forensic help?
brian.sims at siemens.com
Mon Sep 12 13:03:44 BST 2005
Ghost will not give you a forensically sound image. Unless something
changes recently, Ghost won't image unallocated space, so you won't be able
to recover any deleted files. I'd recommend using the Helix Live CD at
http://www.e-fense.com/helix/, which based on Knoppix, but will never
automatically mount any disks found, as Knoppix will.
It contains all the tools previously mentioned - dcfldd for imaging, which
you can pipe to netcat to create an image over the network. The Sleuthkit
for analysis, which is basically just a front-end to other tools also
included. However, the learning curve can bit a bit steep.
From: Red Leg [mailto:redleg18 at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:37 PM
To: full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Forensic help?
On 9/11/05 6:33 PM, "Red Leg" <redleg18 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a program/system that I can purchase,
> a private individual, that will allow me to
> 1) mirror a hard drive on location and
> 2) take that mirror and restore it to another drive. And
> 3) Find any CONVENTIONALLY erased files?
> -- This would be either a Windows NTFS or FAT32 drive.
Thanks all. I really appreciate the education!
I wish that I could keep the target drive, and change it out. However, this
is a Freedom of Information Act issue. I don't think they'll let me keep the
I knew about Drive Image, but I didn't know it or Symantec Ghost would be
able to get the erased data (as in using the "Delete Key" or right click
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