Digital Forensics | Assignment

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Running head: DIGITAL FORENSICSDigital ForensicsName of the Student:Name of the University:Author Note:
1DIGITAL FORENSICSTask 2The purpose of the assignment is to provide an outline on the possible software andhardware that can be used to acquire the disk image of a Linux based computer from thecrime scene. Many software is there in the market, both freeware and licensed that can beused in digital forensic purpose. The best approach is to use Linux Live CD that has anoperating system of its own and can be used to gather disk image from the computer at acrime scene, which cannot be removed from the scene (Nelson, Phillips & Steuart, 2014).The basic hardware requirement is an external hard drive or a external storage devicethat has the required storage space to load the disk image that has been retrieved from thecomputer (Quick & Choo, 2016).The software requirement can be mitigated by using a digital forensic tool, the basicknowledge regarding the modification of the BIOS setup of the computer if required andknowledge of using shell commands within the computer. In this case, the HELIX 3 LinuxLive CD is considered as a tool to retrieve the disk image from the Linux computer (Rafique& Khan, 2013).HELIX 3 Live CD –A type of digital forensic package created to gather digital evidencesfrom the digital devices that have been found in the crime scene. It contains a number of freedigital forensic tools inclusive of hex editors, password cracking and data carving tools(Sindhu & Meshram, 2012). The purpose of this tool is to gather information from thephysical memory, user accounts, executing processes and schedules, network connections,scheduled jobs, chat logs, registry, screen captures, applications, environment variables, SAMfiles, Internet history and drivers of the computer. After the data is collected, it analyses andreviews the data to generate the report based on the results (Sindhu & Meshram, 2012).
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