Category Archives: Forensics

Protecting your work by timestamping your file fingerprints

Are you sharing or producing photos, images, music, videos, programs, documents or anything else and you are concerned on how to proof that your work is yours? First of all, you need to be able to show that you really … Continue reading

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FileVerifier++ and Karen’s Hasher, GUI Tools for fingerprinting your files with SHA-512

In an earlier blog, a GUI tool called WinMD5 was recommended for maintaining integrity of your files. However, hash calculation based on SHA-512 is more security nowadays. For example, if you need to proof to others, that you possessed a … Continue reading

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Katana, collection of portable security tools and bootable distributions

Katana is a collection of security tools on USB stick. Katana is a portable multi-boot security suite which brings together many of today’s best security distributions and portable applications to run off a single Flash Drive. There are 2 ways … Continue reading

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WinTaylor, forensics tools on USB stick

WinTaylor is a collection of tools for analyzing or troubleshoothing a PC. WinTaylor itself is a GUI launchboard for several other tools. Positive: No installation needed, just execute from USB In overall, good collection (nirsoft, sysinternals etc.) Source code available … Continue reading

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TestDisk, Tool for recovering data and pictures on hard disks and USB drives

TestDisk is an free (open source) console based tool for recoving data. TestDisk includes another tool PhotoRec, which better for recovering photos from memory cards. (It is safer to recover files since it access USB drive as readonly.) It is … Continue reading

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HxD, Tool for editing/viewing binary data like files, memory and disk

HxD is a free tool which can be used for investigating not only files but also disks and memory. It supports big files and comes with additional features, like file wiping, checksum and file comparison. For a portable simple hex … Continue reading

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wxHexEditor, Portable tool for viewing/editing binary data

wxHexEditor is simple hex viewer/editor for binary files and hard & usb drives. Positive: Open source Portable Supports big files See another blog for other hex editors with more functionality.

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