A. The Sleuth Kit and Autopsy
The Sleuth Kit (TSK) and the Autopsy Forensic Browser are open source Unix-based tools that I first released (in some form) in early 2001. TSK is a collection of over 20 command line tools that can analyze disk and file system images for evidence. To make the analysis easier, the Autopsy Forensic Browser can be used. Autopsy is a front end to the TSK tools and provides a point-and-click type of interface.
This appendix gives more details about TSK and Autopsy. TSK is used throughout this book in the examples, but this is the only place that describes how you can use it. Both Autopsy and TSK can be downloaded for free from
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