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'''Memory Analysis''' is the science of using a [[Memory Imaging|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, it has been divded into the following pages:
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'''Memory Analysis''' is the science of using a [[Memory Imaging|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, it has been divided into the following pages:
  
* [[Windows Memory Analysis]]
 
 
* [[Linux Memory Analysis]]
 
* [[Linux Memory Analysis]]
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* [[Mac OS X Memory Analysis]]
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* [[Windows Memory Analysis]]
  
 
== OS-Independent Analysis ==
 
== OS-Independent Analysis ==
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://wiki.yobi.be/wiki/RAM_analysis YobiWiki: RAM analysis]
 
* [http://wiki.yobi.be/wiki/RAM_analysis YobiWiki: RAM analysis]
* [http://belkasoft.com/download/info/Live_RAM_Analysis_in_Digital_Forensics.pdf Discovering ephemeral evidence with Live RAM analysis] by Oleg Afonin and Yuri Gubanov, 2013
 
 
* [http://cryptome.org/0003/RAMisKey.pdf RAM is Key - Extracting Disk Encryption Keys From Volatile Memory], by [[Brian Kaplan]], May 2007
 
* [http://cryptome.org/0003/RAMisKey.pdf RAM is Key - Extracting Disk Encryption Keys From Volatile Memory], by [[Brian Kaplan]], May 2007
 
* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KsZGF6cQ-N8ngABFGCZf8pTQQ5CZ19VoAHq5cO5ZPdE/edit Memory Forensics With Volatility (Technology Preview)], by [[Michael Cohen]], October 2012
 
* [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KsZGF6cQ-N8ngABFGCZf8pTQQ5CZ19VoAHq5cO5ZPdE/edit Memory Forensics With Volatility (Technology Preview)], by [[Michael Cohen]], October 2012
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* [http://scudette.blogspot.com/2012/11/finding-kernel-debugger-block.html Finding the Kernel Debugger Block], by [[Michael Cohen]], November 18, 2012
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* [http://belkasoft.com/download/info/Live_RAM_Analysis_in_Digital_Forensics.pdf Discovering ephemeral evidence with Live RAM analysis] by Oleg Afonin and Yuri Gubanov, 2013
 
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2013/proceedings/DFRWS2013-11.pdf An Evaluation Platform for Forensic Memory Acquisition Software] by Stefan Voemel and Johannes Stuettgen, DFRWS 2013
 
* [http://www.dfrws.org/2013/proceedings/DFRWS2013-11.pdf An Evaluation Platform for Forensic Memory Acquisition Software] by Stefan Voemel and Johannes Stuettgen, DFRWS 2013
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* [http://rekall-forensic.blogspot.com/2014/02/do-we-need-kernel-debugging-block.html Do we need the Kernel Debugging Block?], by [[Michael Cohen]], February 21, 2014
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=== Anti-forensics ===
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* [https://www.blackhat.com/presentations/bh-dc-07/Walters/Paper/bh-dc-07-Walters-WP.pdf Integrating Volatile Memory Forensics into the Digital Investigation Process], by [[AAron Walter]], [[Nick Petroni]], Blackhat 2007
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* [http://blog.handlerdiaries.com/?p=363 Forensic Analysis of Anti-Forensic Activities], by [[Jack Crook]], January 29, 2014
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* [http://volatility-labs.blogspot.com/2014/02/add-next-big-threat-to-memory.html ADD: The Next Big Threat To Memory Forensics....Or Not], by [[Michael Hale Ligh]], February 3, 2014
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* [http://scudette.blogspot.com/2014/02/anti-forensics-and-memory-analysis.html Anti-forensics and memory analysis], by [[Michael Cohen]], February 7, 2014
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* [http://takahiroharuyama.github.io/blog/2014/04/21/memory-forensics-still-aborted/ Memory Forensics: Still Aborted], by Takahiro Haruyama, April 21, 2014
  
 
=== Computer architecture ===
 
=== Computer architecture ===
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Latest revision as of 14:55, 5 August 2014

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, it has been divided into the following pages:

OS-Independent Analysis

At the IEEE Security and Privacy conference in May 2011, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt presented a novel system, Virtuoso, that was able to perform operating-system independent memory analysis. Using virtual machine introspection accompanied by a number of formal program analysis techniques, his system was able to monitor the machine-level instructions and behavior of application actions (listing processes, network connections, etc) and then automatically generate Volatility plugins that replicated this analysis.

Encryption Keys

Various types of encryption keys can be extracted during memory analysis.

See Also

External Links

Anti-forensics

Computer architecture

Volatility Labs

Volatility Videos

WinDBG