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'''Digital Assembly''' offers computer forensics and data recovery software. Their products include:
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* [[Adroit Photo Forensics]], an advanced data carving and analyis tool for photos, capable of recovering fragmented photos as well.
  maintainer = [[AAron Walters]] |
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* [http://digital-assembly.com/products/adroit-photo-recovery/ Adroit Photo Recovery], a consumer oriented photo recovery tool capable of recovering fragmented photos.
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  genre = [[Memory analysis]] |
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  license = {{GPL}} |
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  website = [https://www.volatilesystems.com/default/volatility https://www.volatilesystems.com/] |
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The '''Volatility Framework''' is a completely open collection of tools, implemented in Python under the GNU General Public License, for the extraction of digital artifacts from volatile memory (RAM) samples. The extraction techniques are performed completely independent of the system being investigated but offer unprecedented visibility into the runtime state of the system. The framework is intended to introduce people to the techniques and complexities associated with extracting digital artifacts from volatile memory samples and provide a platform for further work into this exciting area of research.
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== Notes ==
  
The project was originally developed by and is now headed up by [[AAron Walters]] of [[Volatile Systems]].
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The founders of Digital Assembly, won the best paper award at DFRWS 2008 for their research work in [[File_Carving:SmartCarving|SmartCarving]].
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[[File_Carving:SmartCarving|SmartCarving]] is a [[File Carving|file carving]] technique used to recover fragmented files.
  
== Plugins ==
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== External Links ==  
See: [[List of Volatility Plugins]]
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== Memory acquisition drivers ==
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[http://www.digital-assembly.com/ Official Website]
  
In 2012 [[Michael Cohen]] contributed both a Linux and a Windows Open Source memory (acquisition) driver to the volatility project.
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[[Category:Vendors]]
 
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These drivers are currently available in the volatility scudette branch and soon to be released as a separate download. To obtain this branch run:
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svn checkout http://volatility.googlecode.com/svn/branches/scudette/ volatility
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In the scudette branch the drivers can be found under:
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volatility/tools/linux and volatility/tools/
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=== Linux ===
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To build the kernel module for the current kernel version, make sure you have a working build environment and the kernel headers installed. Change into this directory and run make:
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cd volatility/tools/linux/
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make
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The acquisition driver is named pmem.ko.
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To load the driver:
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sudo insmod pmem.ko
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To check if the driver is running:
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sudo lsmod
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The driver create a device file named:
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/dev/pmem
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To unload the driver:
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sudo rmmod pmem
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To read acquire the memory just read from the device file. e.g.
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dd if=/dev/pmem of=image.raw
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For more information see:
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volatility/tools/linux/README
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=== Windows ===
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Since recent versions of 64 bit Windows require a signed driver the volatility scudette branch comes with both pre-built (binary) and source versions of the driver. The prebuilt binary is signed.
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Both the i386 and amd64 binary version of the driver can be found on the downloads part of the [http://code.google.com/p/volatility/ Volatility code repository] as winpmem or in the scudette branch under:
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volatility/tools/winpmem/binaries/
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E.g.
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volatility/tools/winpmem/binaries/amd64/winpmem.sys
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A standalone tool for imaging memory that uses an embedded copy of the pmem driver can be found as winpmem.exe in:
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volatility/tools/winpmem/executables/Release/
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To load the driver:
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winpmem.exe -l
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The device filename is (This can not be changed without recompiling):
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\\.\pmem
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To read and acquire the physical memory and write it to image.raw:
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winpmem.exe image.raw
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To unload the driver:
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winpmem.exe -u
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For more information see:
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volatility/tools/windows/README
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== See Also ==
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* [[List of Volatility Plugins]]
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== External Links ==
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* [https://www.volatilesystems.com/default/volatility Official web site]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/volatility/ Code repository], Direct link to [http://code.google.com/p/volatility/source/browse/ source]
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* [http://code.google.com/p/volatility/w/list Volatility Documentation]
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Latest revision as of 14:30, 26 October 2009

Digital Assembly offers computer forensics and data recovery software. Their products include:

  • Adroit Photo Forensics, an advanced data carving and analyis tool for photos, capable of recovering fragmented photos as well.
  • Adroit Photo Recovery, a consumer oriented photo recovery tool capable of recovering fragmented photos.

Notes

The founders of Digital Assembly, won the best paper award at DFRWS 2008 for their research work in SmartCarving. SmartCarving is a file carving technique used to recover fragmented files.

External Links

Official Website