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'''Symbian''' is an open operating system, designed for mobile devices, with associated libraries, user interface frameworks and reference implementations of common tools, produced by Symbian Ltd. Symbian evolved from [[Psion]]'s [[EPOC]] in 1998. Symbian OS is currently owned by [[BenQ]], [[Ericsson]], [[Panasonic]], [[Nokia]], [[Siemens AG]] and [[Sony Ericsson]].
 
  
== Versions ==
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There are a number of linux distributions.
  
There are several variations of the Symbian OS that are tailored for different devices. The capabilities of the Symbian OS depend on the device for which it was tailored. Each variation is called a ''Device Family Reference Design'' (''DFRD'').
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In general they have primary repositories which are setup for every installation of the operating system and they have special purpose repositories which require specific setup.
  
=== DFRDs ===
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=Repository Setup=
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==openSUSE==
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For current openSUSE 11.4 and 12.1 users it is necessary to have the following repositories configured:
  
Device Family Reference Designs (DFRDs) are variations of Symbian OS tailored for different types of mobile information devices including one for smart phones, one for pen-based communicators, and another for keyboard-based communicators. There are three DFRDs: Crystal, Pearl, and Quartz.
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*security
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*devel:languages:perl
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*devel:languages:python
  
=== Crystal ===
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This is most easily done from the command line via (assumes openSUSE 12.1):
  
Crystal is a DFRD tailored for feature-rich, communicator-type devices. Hardware platforms are phones with a full keyboard and a relatively large, landscape-oriented
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sudo zypper ar -f <nowiki>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security/openSUSE_12.1</nowiki> security
display. Crystal devices are designed for business users who need a lot of information.
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sudo zypper ar -f <nowiki>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/perl</nowiki>/openSUSE_12.1 perl
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sudo zypper ar -f <nowiki>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/python/openSUSE_12.1</nowiki> python
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zypper lr  <nowiki>          </nowiki>  # used to verify you have the repos installed
  
=== Pearl ===
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==fedora==
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==debian==
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==ubuntu==
  
Pearl is a DFRD for a Symbian [[smart phone]]. Hardware platforms typically look like standard [[cell phones]] with small displays and limited keyboards.
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=Computer Forensic Tools=
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Below is a list of computer forensic tools. For each tool the repository it can be found in and the version in the repository is shown.
  
=== Quartz ===
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As an example, aimage is in the openSUSE security repository and it is version 3.2.5
  
Quartz is a DFRD for a pen-based phone similar to the [[Palm]] [[PDAs]]. Hardware platforms do not include keyboards, and the relatively large displays are portrait-oriented (vertical). Quartz devices are designed for consumer users and are geared toward information gathering.
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==Imaging Tools==
  
== History ==
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{|border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" {{repository table}}
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|-
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|rowspan=1| '''Tool'''
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|'''openSUSE'''
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|'''fedora'''
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|'''debian'''
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|'''ubuntu'''
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|'''comment'''
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|'''General Remarks'''
  
Symbian is a joint venture between Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Matsushita, and Psion that became independent in June 1998. Symbian was established by leaders in the computing and mobile industries to enable the mass market of communicators and smart phones. Here is a brief overview of the milestones in the history of Symbian.
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[[Image:Piechart.png|thumb|Chart illustrating the market share which Symbian enjoys through the various user interfaces.]]
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|rowspan=1| [http://www.e-fense.com/helix/ adepto]
* In 1980, Psion Software was founded by David Potter.
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|N/A <!-- opensuse -->
* 1990-1998 Psion releases devices using the EPOC16 OS, also known as SIBO. These devices are catagorized as Series 3.
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
* 1997 EPOC OS Releases 1–3. The Series 5 device becomes available, its was the first movement towards 32-bit Symbian.
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|?              <!-- debian-->
* In 1998, Symbian Ltd. Created.
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
* 1999 - EPOC Release 5. Series 5 devices are in production using ER5. Symbian OS v6.0 and v6.1 becomes the first 'open' Symbian OS phone.
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|  <!-- comment -->
* 2003 Symbian OS v7.0 and v7.0s released.
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|adepto is included in the helix boot cd<!-- General Remarks -->
* In 2004, Psion sells Symbian. The first for mobile phones using Symbian OS. Symbian OS v8.0 and v8.1 released. Symbian OS v9.0 fails and is taken out of production before hitting the market.
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* 2005 - Symbian OS v9.1 announced.
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== Benefits of Symbian OS ==
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|rowspan=1| [[aimage]]
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|security/3.2.5 <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|a imaging tool to create aff format images  <!-- comment -->
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|aimage has been EOL'ed.  guymager or ftkimager (windows/mac) are recommended for creating aff images. <!-- General Remarks -->
  
* Faster time-to-market for platform vendors
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* Open, standards-based platform for third-party application developers
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|rowspan=1| [[AIR]]
* Excellent connectivity
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|N/A <!-- opensuse -->
* Advanced design
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
* Extensibility
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|?              <!-- debian-->
* High-performance, 32-bit OS with pre-emptive multitasking
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
* Long battery life
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|Automated Image and Restore  <!-- comment -->
* Wide industry support and commitment
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|a GUI front-end to dd and dc3dd designed for easily creating forensic bit images <!-- General Remarks -->
* Applications that can be designed once and run on multiple devices
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* Diversity of devices for consumers
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.symbian.com/ Symbian homepage]
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|rowspan=1| [[dc3dd]]
* [http://developer.symbian.com/ Symbian Developer Network]
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|security*/7.1.614 <!-- opensuse -->
* [http://www.symbianfreeware.org/ Symbian Freeware]
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
* [http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/ All About Symbian]
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|?              <!-- debian-->
* [http://my-symbian.com/main/index.php Symbian OS and Smartphone Information Center]
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|DoD Cyber Crime Center DD  <!-- comment -->
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|This tool was formerly known as dcfldd.  When released as dc3dd it was totally rewritten. <!-- General Remarks -->
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [[ddrescue]]
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|Base/1.14 <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|Also known as GNU ddrescue<!-- comment -->
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|This tool is different than dd_rescue.
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [[dd_rescue]]
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|N/A <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|<!-- comment -->
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|This tool is different than GNU ddrescue.
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [[IXimager]]
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|N/A <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|A law enforcement only imager<!-- comment -->
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|used in conjunction with ILook Investigator
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [[libewf|ewfacquire]]
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|security*/20100226 <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|a imaging tool to create ewf format images  <!-- comment -->
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|ewfacquire is part of ewftools in some distributions.<!-- General Remarks -->
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [[LinEn]]
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|N/A <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|a proprietary imaging tool to create ewf format images  <!-- comment -->
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|included on the Helix boot CD<!-- General Remarks -->
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [[guymager]]
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|N/A<!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|a imaging tool to create aff format images  <!-- comment -->
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|Guymager is an open source forensic imager. It focuses on user friendliness and high speed. <!-- General Remarks -->
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/rdd rdd]
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|N/A <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|a dd-like tool, with forensic imaging features  <!-- comment -->
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|Rdd is robust with respect to read errors<!-- General Remarks -->
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|-
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|rowspan=1| [ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/sdd/ sdd]
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|Archiving:Backup/1.52 <!-- opensuse -->
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|?              <!-- fedora-->
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|?              <!-- debian-->
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|?              <!-- ubuntu-->
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|a dd-like tool<!-- comment -->
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|Designed to work well when IBS != OBS. Working with tape is an example.<!-- General Remarks -->
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|}
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*package will appear in the base release with the next full distribution release.

Revision as of 20:28, 24 February 2012

There are a number of linux distributions.

In general they have primary repositories which are setup for every installation of the operating system and they have special purpose repositories which require specific setup.

Repository Setup

openSUSE

For current openSUSE 11.4 and 12.1 users it is necessary to have the following repositories configured:

  • security
  • devel:languages:perl
  • devel:languages:python

This is most easily done from the command line via (assumes openSUSE 12.1):

sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security/openSUSE_12.1 security
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/perl/openSUSE_12.1 perl
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/python/openSUSE_12.1 python

zypper lr               # used to verify you have the repos installed

fedora

debian

ubuntu

Computer Forensic Tools

Below is a list of computer forensic tools. For each tool the repository it can be found in and the version in the repository is shown.

As an example, aimage is in the openSUSE security repository and it is version 3.2.5

Imaging Tools

Tool openSUSE fedora debian ubuntu comment General Remarks
adepto N/A ? ? ? adepto is included in the helix boot cd
aimage security/3.2.5 ? ? ? a imaging tool to create aff format images aimage has been EOL'ed. guymager or ftkimager (windows/mac) are recommended for creating aff images.
AIR N/A ? ? ? Automated Image and Restore a GUI front-end to dd and dc3dd designed for easily creating forensic bit images
dc3dd security*/7.1.614 ? ? ? DoD Cyber Crime Center DD This tool was formerly known as dcfldd. When released as dc3dd it was totally rewritten.
ddrescue Base/1.14 ? ? ? Also known as GNU ddrescue This tool is different than dd_rescue.
dd_rescue N/A ? ? ? This tool is different than GNU ddrescue.
IXimager N/A ? ? ? A law enforcement only imager used in conjunction with ILook Investigator
ewfacquire security*/20100226 ? ? ? a imaging tool to create ewf format images ewfacquire is part of ewftools in some distributions.
LinEn N/A ? ? ? a proprietary imaging tool to create ewf format images included on the Helix boot CD
guymager N/A ? ? ? a imaging tool to create aff format images Guymager is an open source forensic imager. It focuses on user friendliness and high speed.
rdd N/A ? ? ? a dd-like tool, with forensic imaging features Rdd is robust with respect to read errors
sdd Archiving:Backup/1.52 ? ? ? a dd-like tool Designed to work well when IBS != OBS. Working with tape is an example.
  • package will appear in the base release with the next full distribution release.