Tool and Usage
|Programming language||shell script|
|Latest release||No release found|
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:
- + Used language is shell script
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
Bitscout is known to work on Linux.
Similar tools to Bitscout:
The Sleuth Kit is a toolkit to investigate disk images and do forensic analysis on them.
GRR is a security tool for live forensics on remote systems. It uses a client-server model to obtain information from the systems and store them centrally.
The libewf library provides access to files in the Expert Witness Format (EWF). This allows toolkits using the libewf library to read or create disk images. An analyst can use this for further investigation during a forensics assignment.
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Related tool information
This tool is categorized as a digital forensics tool.