Bitscout

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Tool and Usage

Bitscout is a security tool that allows professionals performing digital forensics remotely. The toolkit creates a live-cd for this purpose.

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Why this tool?

Bitscout contains a set of popular tools to acquire and analyze disk images onsite. It saves engineers from traveling to the physical location. In other words, it is providing the option to do remote forensics. The project claims that everything is correctly implemented when it comes to digital forensics. One of these requirements is that no data is altered. For example, the remote security professional can obtain a disk image clone, but not alter the machine state.

How it works

Bitscout allows the user to create a custom live-cd to be used for remote forensics. It uses the Ubuntu Linux distribution, together with the shell scripts written in bash. With the option of building your own image, it should give you the trust that the image you are using is trusted.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a digital forensics tool.

Bitscout is commonly used during digital forensics. Target users for this tool are security professionals.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Bitscout is under development by Vitaly Kamluk.

Installation

Support operating systems

Bitscout is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest releaseNo release found
License(s)GPLv3
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

Project health

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Links

GitHub iconBitscout GitHub project

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