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== Memory Analysis Bibliography ==
===Windows Memory Analysis===
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2006/proceedings/2-Schuster.pdf Searching for Processes and Threads in Microsoft Windows Memory Dumps], Andreas Schuster, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany, DFRWS 2006
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2007/proceedings/p114-arasteh.pdf Forensic Memory Analysis: From Stack and Code to Execution History], Ali Reza Arasteh and Mourad Debbabi, DFRWS 2007
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2007/proceedings/p126-schatz.pdf BodySnatcher: Towards Reliable Volatile Memory Acquisition by Software], Bradley Schatz, DFRWS 2007
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2007/proceedings/p62-dolan-gavitt.pdf The VAD Tree: A Process-Eye View of Physical Memory], Brendan F Dolan-Gavitt, DFRWS 2007
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p58-schuster.pdf The impact of Microsoft Windows pool allocation strategies on memory forensics], Andreas Schuster, DFRWS 2008 [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p58-schuster_pres.pdf [slides]]
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p52-vanBaar.pdf Forensic Memory Analysis: Files mapped in memory], Ruud van Baar, DFRWS 2008, [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p52-vanBaar_pres.pdf [slides]]
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt.pdf Forensic Analysis of the Windows Registry in Memory], Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, DFRWS 2008 [http://www.dfrws.org/2008/proceedings/p26-dolan-gavitt_pres.pdf [slides]]
* [http://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-federal-06/BH-Fed-06-Burdach/bh-fed-06-burdach-up.pdf Finding Digital Evidence In Physical Memory], Mariusz Burdach, Black Hat Federal, 2008
* [http://citp.princeton.edu/memory/ Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys] ([http://citp.princeton.edu.nyud.net/pub/coldboot.pdf PDF])
===Unix Memory Analysis===
* [https://www.usenix.org/events/usenix05/tech/freenix/full_papers/movall/movall.pdf Linux Physical Memory Analysis],Paul Movall, Ward Nelson, Shaun Wetzstein, Usenix 2005

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Memory Analysis is the science of using a memory image to determine information about running programs, the operating system, and the overall state of a computer. Because the analysis is highly dependent on the operating system, we have broken it into subpages:

Encryption Keys

Various types of encryption keys can be extracted during memory analysis. You can use AESKeyFinder to extract 128-bit and 256-bit AES keys and RSAKeyFinder to extract all private and public RSA keys from a memory dump [1]. cryptoscan.py (plugin for the Volatility memory analysis framework) scans a memory image for TrueCrypt passphrases.

See Also