Digital Forensics XML Schema

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Forensics XML, or Digital Forensics XML, is an XML format designed to help standardize output/logging for a variety of digital forensics tools. The format and schema originated with fiwalk, but is being adopted by other tools.


Simson Garfinkel has developed a series of tools designed to generate and analyze forensic data, and is using this XML format to produce analysis-ready output[[1]].


The Media:Forensics XML schema is available for download. The schema is somewhat in flux, in that new elements will be added as necessary. However, the basic structure is unlikely to change.