Difference between pages "THE FARMER'S BOOT CD" and "Open Computer Forensics Architecture"

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The Open Computer Forensics Architecture (OCFA) is a modular computer forensics framework build by the "Dutch National Police Agency". The main goal
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is to automate the digital forensic process to speed up the investigation and give tactical investigators direct access to the seized data through
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an easy to use search and browse interface.
  
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The architecture forms an environment where existing forensic tools and libraries can be easily plugged into the architecture and can thus be made
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part of the recursive extraction of data and metadata from digital evidence.
  maintainer = [[Thomas Rude]] |
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  website = [http://www.forensicbootcd.com/ forensicbootcd.com] |
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'''THE FARMER'S BOOT CD''' ('''FBCD''') is a [[Linux]] [[boot CD]] developed by [[Thomas Rude]] ('farmerdude').
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The Open Computer Forensics Architecture aims to be highly modular, robust fault tolerant, recursive and scalable in order to be usable in large
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investigations that spawn numerous terabytes of evidence data and covers hundreds of evidence items.
  
Taking a different approach than other [[Live CDs]], this CD was designed and optimized for previewing systems before acquiring. It contains a number of programs forensic practitioners can utilize to preview both [[Windows]] and [[Linux]] systems in a [[forensically sound]] manner.
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Currently the Open Computer Forensics Architecture is only available for law enforcement. Organizations interested can send an email to
 
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ocfa@dnpa.nl. Under NDA conditions it can also be made available for academic purposes. Questions about licensing can be directed at
== Preview Capabilities ==
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license@dnpa.nl.
 
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THE FARMER'S BOOT CD has been designed for previewing both Windows and Linux systems. On-site previews before acquisitions is an emerging trend in the U.S.A. due to legal and technological reasons.
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Below is a short list of what can be accomplished in a simple GUI on this CD;
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* Mount file systems read-only, including journalled file system types
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* Obtain a list of deleted files for ext2, FAT12/16/32, and NTFS file system types
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* Undelete deleted files from NTFS file systems
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* Obtain both E-mail and URL addresses from the Windows "pagefile.sys" file
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* Read the Recycle Bin INFO2 records
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* Read Windows event log files (AppEvent.Evt, SecEvent.Evt, SysEvent.Evt)
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* Read many log files from Linux systems (shell histories, system logs, security logs, accounting logs, etc.)
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* Obtain file system metainformation (creation date, last mount and write date, version, label, UUID, etc.)
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* Parse Internet cache files from IE, Mozilla, and Opera, pulling cookies and histories
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* Catalog target file system, selecting files of interest by extension or header
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* Convert date/time between UNIX 32bit, UNIX hex, human readable, Windows 64bit, and Windows hex
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* Generate thumbnails for all graphics in fully qualified path filename
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* Obtain drive information (serial number, make/model, firmware, HPA status, etc.)
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* Obtain system BIOS table information (serial numbers, dates, UUIDs, etc.)
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* Obtain system hardware catalog
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* Double-clicking on most common file types opens them (Documents, Graphics, Presentations, Movies, Audio, etc.)
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.forensicbootcd.com/site/view.html THE FARMER'S BOOT CD screen shots] - Screen Shots for Delve Preview Program on the FBCD.
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* [http://www.forensicfocus.com/farmers-boot-cd Preview Data in Under Twenty Minutes] - Paper on previewing data quickly at http://www.forensicfocus.com.
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Revision as of 03:05, 15 May 2006

The Open Computer Forensics Architecture (OCFA) is a modular computer forensics framework build by the "Dutch National Police Agency". The main goal is to automate the digital forensic process to speed up the investigation and give tactical investigators direct access to the seized data through an easy to use search and browse interface.

The architecture forms an environment where existing forensic tools and libraries can be easily plugged into the architecture and can thus be made part of the recursive extraction of data and metadata from digital evidence.

The Open Computer Forensics Architecture aims to be highly modular, robust fault tolerant, recursive and scalable in order to be usable in large investigations that spawn numerous terabytes of evidence data and covers hundreds of evidence items.

Currently the Open Computer Forensics Architecture is only available for law enforcement. Organizations interested can send an email to ocfa@dnpa.nl. Under NDA conditions it can also be made available for academic purposes. Questions about licensing can be directed at license@dnpa.nl.