Chapter 6

Integrating Python With Leading Forensic Platforms

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the integration of Python with Autopsy. The Autopsy open source forensic platform provides a unique interface to Python via the combination of Java and Sleuth Kit imported modules. This chapter will focus on adding a new Python-generated report into Autopsy that extracts possible proper names from files contained in an Autopsy case.

Keywords

Autopsy; Brian Carrier; Proper Names; Java; Sleuth Kit; istitle; Dictionary; List; inputstream; Progress indicator; Report; Ingest

Introduction

Autopsy is a digital forensics platform and graphical interface to The Sleuth Kit along with other embedded tools and technologies that make up the software’s underpinnings. ...

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