Volatility is an open source advanced memory forensics framework. The primary tool within the framework is the Volatility Python script that utilizes a large number of plugins to perform the analysis of memory images. As a result, Volatility is able to be run on any operating system that supports Python. In addition, Volatility can be utilized against memory image files from most of the commonly distributed operating systems including Windows for Windows XP to Windows Server 2016, macOS, and finally common Linux distributions.

There are a number of plugins available for Volatility with more being developed. For the purposes of examining system memory, several plugins will be examined to ensure that the analyst has sufficient information ...

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