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Memory analysis

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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.

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