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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languagePython
Latest release2.6 []

Project health

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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.

Usage and audience

Volatility 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:


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


Supported operating systems

Volatility is known to work on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

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