Chapter 10

Multiprocessing for Forensics

Abstract

An introduction to multiprocessing using Python. This chapter covers and leverages the Python Standard Library implementation in order to provide the broadest cross platform interoperability. In addition, this chapter focuses on two applications of multiprocessing that are relevant to digital forensics: (1) File Hashing and (2) Rainbow Table generation. The code examples explore and demonstrate the use of the multiprocessing and intertools libraries with a forensic and performance slant.

Keywords

Multiprocessing

Multi-core

Process

Processing pools

Cores

Iteration

Generation

Intertools

Hashing

Rainbow Tables

Passwords

salt

md5

sha256

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