Title

Volatile memory acquisition tools - A comparison across taint and correctness

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

19275

Comments

This article was originally published as: Campbell W. (2014). Volatile memory acquisition tools - A comparison across taint and correctness. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, ADF 2013. (pp. 10-19). Edith Cowan University. Original article available here

Abstract

The growth in volatile memory forensics has steadily increased in recent times. With this growth comes a need to test the tools associated with this practise. Although there appears to be a large amount of effort in testing static memory capture tools, there is perhaps less so for volatile memory capture. This paper describes the attempts at categorizing criteria for testing, and then introduces and extends upon a methodology proposed by Lempereur and colleagues in 2012. Four tools (Windows Memory Reader, WinPmem, FTK Imager and DumpIt) are tested against two criteria (impact and completeness). WMR and DumpIt were found to have the least impact, and also showed the greatest accuracy across the tests.

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