LogonTracer alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace LogonTracer? During the review of LogonTracer we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. Bitscout (remote forensics meta tool)
  2. dfis (DFIR toolkit)
  3. FIR (fast incident response tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to LogonTracer.

Alternatives (by score)

64

Bitscout

Introduction

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.

Project details

Bitscout is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Digital forensics

    Bitscout review

    64

    dfis (Digital Forensic Investigative Scripts)

    Introduction

    This toolkit of scripts are made by Hal to help in forensic assignments. They make several parts of the job easier, like converting data to another format for further processing.

    Project details

    dfis is written in Perl.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • + Well-known author
    • - No updates for a while

    Typical usage

    • Digital forensics

    dfis review

    64

    FIR (Fast Incident Response)

    Introduction

    FIR is an incident response tool written in the Django framework. It provides a web interface to deal with the creation and management of security-related incidents.

    Project details

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 10 contributors
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Incident response
      • Security monitoring

      FIR review

      100

      GRR Rapid Response

      Introduction

      The goal of the GRR tooling is to support digital forensics and investigations. By using a fast and scalable model, analysts can quickly perform their analysis. One of the main features is the ability to search for particular information or details. This process is called hunting.

      Project details

      GRR Rapid Response is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 25 contributors
      • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • + Supported by a large company

        Typical usage

        • Digital forensics
        • Intrusion detection
        • Threat hunting

        GRR Rapid Response review

        60

        libewf

        Introduction

        The libewf toolkit is useful for those who need to create a disk image or perform disk forensics.

        Project details

        libewf is written in C.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Digital forensics

          libewf review

          93

          Loki

          Introduction

          Loki is security tool to find so-called indicators of compromise (IOC). It does this by scanning files and then uses pattern matching.

          Project details

          Loki is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 10 contributors
          • + Commercial support available
          • + More than 500 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Digital forensics
            • Intrusion detection
            • Security monitoring

            Loki review

            74

            MIG (Mozilla InvestiGator)

            Introduction

            MIG provides a platform to perform investigative analysis on remote systems. By using the right queries, information can be obtained from these systems. This all happens in parallel, making intrusion detection, investigation, and follow-up easier.

            Project details

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 25 contributors
            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • + Supported by a large company

              Typical usage

              • Digital forensics
              • Intrusion detection

              MIG review

              89

              r2frida

              Introduction

              Both Radare2 and Frida have their own area of expertise. This project combines both, to allow a more extensive analysis of files and processes.

              Project details

              r2frida is written in C, JavaScript.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application testing
                • Binary analysis
                • Memory analysis

                r2frida review

                100

                radare2

                Introduction

                Radare2 is a popular framework to perform reverse engineering on many different file types. It can be used to analyze malware, firmware, or any other type of binary files. Besides reverse engineering, it can be used for forensics on filesystems and do data carving. Tasks can be scripted and support languages like JavaScript, Go, and Python. Even software exploitation is one of the functions it can be used in.

                Project details

                radare2 is written in C.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 500 contributors
                • + More than 8000 GitHub stars
                • + Many releases available
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Digital forensics
                  • Reverse engineering
                  • Software exploitation
                  • Troubleshooting

                  radare2 review

                  60

                  shellbags

                  Introduction

                  Typically this tool will be used to gather information from a compromised system or to track traces from a system to find evidence. Shellbags can provide some insight on browsed directories on the system via Explorer on Microsoft Windows systems.

                  Project details

                  shellbags is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Digital forensics

                    shellbags review

                    97

                    The Sleuth Kit

                    Introduction

                    The Sleuth Kit is a forensics tool to analyze volume and file system data on disk images. With its modular design, it can be used to carve out the right data, find evidence, and use it for digital forensics.

                    Project details

                    The Sleuth Kit is written in C.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + More than 50 contributors
                    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • + Well-known tool

                      Typical usage

                      • Criminal investigations
                      • Digital forensics
                      • File system analysis

                      The Sleuth Kit review

                      74

                      Volatility

                      Introduction

                      Volatility is a well-known tool to analyze memory dumps. Interesting about this project is that the founders of this project decided to create a foundation around the project. This foundation is an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that maintains and promotes open source memory forensics with The Volatility Framework.

                      Project details

                      Volatility is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • + Project is supported by a foundation

                        Typical usage

                        • Digital forensics

                        Volatility review

                        78

                        django-two-factor-auth (Django Two-Factor Authentication)

                        Introduction

                        A complete Two-Factor Authentication for Django. It leverages the django-otp tooling together with Django's authentication framework.

                        Project details

                        60

                        eapmd5pass

                        Introduction

                        A tool like this would be most likely used to show the weakness of old authentication protocols, including penetration testing.

                        Project details

                        eapmd5pass is written in C.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Network analysis
                          • Password discovery
                          • Penetration testing

                          eapmd5pass review

                          89

                          Fail2ban

                          Introduction

                          Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks

                          Project details

                          Fail2ban is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Network traffic filtering
                            • Security monitoring

                            Fail2ban review

                            74

                            Yosai

                            Introduction

                            Yosai is a security framework for Python applications and adds authentication, authorization, and session management capabilities. Features include Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), two-factor authentication, and Time-based One-Time Passwords (TOTP). Besides a focus on the authentication and authorization, Yosai enables an audit trail of all relevant events.

                            As each framework comes with some overhead, Yosai aims to leverage caching and serialization where possible.

                            Project details

                            Yosai is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Application security
                              • Audit logging
                              • Identity and access management

                              Yosai review

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