Bitscout

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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseGPLv3
Programming languageshell script
AuthorVitaly Kamluk
Latest releaseNo release found

Project health

64
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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

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

Tool review and remarks

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

Supported operating systems

Bitscout is known to work on Linux.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a digital forensics tool.