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Examining memory for security clues...
There are three main areas from which evidence of an intrusion can be gathered. The first and most common is the hard drive. A file system on a hard drive contains the least volatile data. Whether the investigator's strategy involves shutting down the system or just removing the computer's power, the file system will still be there. The investigator's response strategy will dictate what changes are made to the file system. If the file system is shut down or if the investigator issues commands to the system to collect information, the file system may be changed, but in the end, it's still there. There are then many tools, such as The Sleuth Kit or The Coroner's Toolkit (TCT), that can be used to analyze the file system.
 read more | mail this link | score:7539 | -Ray, March 19, 2004
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