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{{Infobox_Software |
 
  name = Masterkey Linux |
 
  maintainer = Dr. Q. Zhou - Coventry University |
 
  os = {{Linux}} |
 
  genre = {{Live CD}} |
 
  license = {{GPL}} |
 
  website = [http://masterkeylinux.com http://masterkeylinux.com]
 
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'''Masterkey Linux''' (or simply Masterkey) is a [[Live CD]] built on top of [[Slackware]] developed by Dr. Qin Zhou of Coventry University. It focuses on [[Incident Response|incident response]] and [[computer forensics]].
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Golden G. Richard III is Professor of Computer Science, University Research Professor, and Director of the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA) at the University of New Orleans, where he has taught and done research in cybersecurity, operating systems internals, reverse engineering, and malware analysis since 1994.  Golden earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University in 1995.  He is also the Founder and Owner of Arcane Alloy, LLC, a private digital forensics and cybersecurity firm, the original author of the [[Scalpel]] file [[Carving|carving]] tool, a pioneer in applying high performance computing principles to digital forensics, and a professional music photographer.
  
Whilst designed for use by students entering the field of Computer Forensics, Masterkey contains a diverse range of free and open source tools that both students, computer forensics professionals and system administrators alike can use.
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He maintains a [[Blogs|blog]] called "Outlook Purple" and can be found on Twitter at @nolaforensix.  
 
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== Tools Included ==
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In addition to standard unix/linux tools, a suite of editors, office applications and multimedia tools have been included, as well as the following specialised tools in the Masterkey Linux distribution:
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* '''[[AIR]]''' 1.2.8
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AIR is a GUI front-end to dd/dcfldd designed for easily creating forensic bit images.
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* '''[[Autopsy]]''' 2.21
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The Autopsy Forensic Browser is a graphical interface to the command line digital investigation tools in The Sleuth Kit.
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* '''[[ClamAV]]''' for Unix 0.91.2
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Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for UNIX
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* '''[[chkrootkit]]''' 0.47
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chkrootkit is a tool to locally check for signs of a rootkit.
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* '''[[chntpw]]''' 070923
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chntpw is an Offline password and Registry Editor
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* '''[[dcfldd]]''' 1.3.4-1
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dcfldd is an enhanced version of GNU dd (also included in this distribution) with features useful for forensics and security
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* '''[[dd_rescue]]''' 1.14
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dd_rescue copies data from one file or block device to another. It is intended for error recovery.
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* '''[[GParted]]''' 0.3.3
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GParted is the Gnome Partition Editor application
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* '''[[Foremost]]''' 1.5
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Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures. It is a data carving tool.
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* '''[[mac-robber]]''' 1.00
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mac-robber is a digital investigation tool that collects data from allocated files in a mounted file system.
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* '''[[md5deep]]''' 1.12
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md5deep is a cross-platform set of programs to compute MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, Tiger, or Whirlpool message digests on an arbitrary number of files.
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* '''[[memdump]]''' 1.01
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memory dumper for UNIX-like systems
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* '''[[Rootkit Hunter]]''' 1.3.0
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Rootkit Hunter is a rootkit scanner.
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* '''[[Scalpel]]''' 1.60
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Scalpel is a fast file carver that reads a database of header and footer definitions and extracts matching files from a set of image files or raw device files.
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* '''[[The Sleuth Kit]]''' 3.01
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The Sleuth Kit (previously known as TASK) is a collection of UNIX-based command line file and volume system forensic analysis tools.
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* '''[[Stegdetect]]''' 0.6-4
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Stegdetect is an automated tool for detecting steganographic content in images.
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* '''[[Wipe]]''' 2005-05-09
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Wipe is a file and block device wiping utility.
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* '''[[Wireshark]]''' 0.99.6
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Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer.
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== Forensic Features ==
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* Disk partitions and USB storage devices found by Masterkey are mounted read-only automatically. Icons for these mounted devices are displayed on the user's Desktop. This facilitates access and prevents a user from accidentally writing to the devices and contaminating evidence.
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* Mounting and use of swap partitions is not allowed. This prevents a user from destroying any evidence present on swap partitions.
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* Root privilege. The user works with the system as a super user (administrator) so that tools requiring root privilege can be used straightaway.
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* Console login. The Desktop environment (graphic user interface) does not start automatically during bootup. This makes it possible to work with Masterkey on older computers. The user can choose to start either the KDE or Fluxbox desktops if they wish.
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== Forensic Issues ==
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* Masterkey Linux relies on "-o ro" mount option to provide forensically sound mount. Unfortunately, this option is not enough to provide real read-only access to media.
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
  
* [[Live Forensic Toolkit]] - [http://masterkeylinux.com/index.php/lft]
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[[Forensics on GPUs]]
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
  
* [http://masterkeylinux.com Masterkey Web Site]
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* [http://www.cs.uno.edu/~golden Official website]
* [http://masterkeylinux.com/community Masterkey Community Forum]
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* [http://www.arcanealloy.com Arcane Alloy, LLC]
[[Category:Incident response tools]]
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* [http://outlookpurple.blogspot.com Outlook Purple]
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* [http://www.highisomusic.com High ISO Music]
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Latest revision as of 15:33, 28 January 2014

Golden G. Richard III is Professor of Computer Science, University Research Professor, and Director of the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA) at the University of New Orleans, where he has taught and done research in cybersecurity, operating systems internals, reverse engineering, and malware analysis since 1994. Golden earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University in 1995. He is also the Founder and Owner of Arcane Alloy, LLC, a private digital forensics and cybersecurity firm, the original author of the Scalpel file carving tool, a pioneer in applying high performance computing principles to digital forensics, and a professional music photographer.

He maintains a blog called "Outlook Purple" and can be found on Twitter at @nolaforensix.

See Also

Forensics on GPUs

External Links