I have been a Linux user for the last 10 years and in my digital forensics work I am keen to use Linux forensic tools whenever I can. Over the last year we have been involved in writing training material for cybercrime investigation and having previously used CAInE, we decided to include it in the digital forensics sections of these courses.
If you would like to more about the CAInE 6.0 Dark Matter then visit the CAINE Project
The main design objectives that CAINE aims to provide are:
- An interoperable environment that supports the digital investigator during the four phases of the digital investigation
- A user-friendly graphical interface
- A semi-automated compilation of the final report
- User-friendly tools
Even though I have used CAInE before I found the information about installing it into a virtual machine a little patchy to say the least. Some commentators have posted that they were unable to install CAInE or once installed were unsure how to use it.
So, I spent quite a bit of time getting this up and running and in the spirit of open source I decided to make our installation tutorial available to all. A number of people have tried it now and it works as advertised! I’ve also included a brief primer for new users on some of the forensic tools included in project.