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  • Title Forensic Discovery
  • Author(s) Dan Farmer, Wietse Venema
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (January 9, 2005)
  • Hardcover 240 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: 020163497X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201634976
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Book Description

Computer forensics - the art and science of gathering and analyzing digital evidence, reconstructing data and attacks, and tracking perpetrators - is becoming ever more important as IT and law enforcement professionals face an epidemic in computer crime. In Forensic Discovery, two internationally recognized experts present a thorough and realistic guide to the subject.

This book covers both theory and hands-on practice of computer forensics, introducing a powerful approach that can often recover evidence considered lost forever.

The authors draw on their extensive firsthand experience to cover everything from file systems, to memory and kernel hacks, to malware. They expose a wide variety of computer forensics myths that often stand in the way of success. Readers will find extensive examples from Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, and Microsoft Windows, as well as practical guidance for writing one's own forensic tools.

The authors are singularly well-qualified to write this book: They personally created some of the most popular security tools ever written, from the legendary SATAN network scanner to the powerful Coroner's Toolkit for analyzing UNIX break-ins.

About the Authors
  • Dan Farmer is author of a variety of security programs and papers. He is currently chief technical officer of Elemental Security, a computer security software company.
  • Wietse Venem has written some of the world's most widely used software, including TCP Wrapper and the Postfix mail system. He is currently a research staff member at IBM Research.
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