Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems: Digital Forensics Field Guides by Cameron H. MalinMalware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems: Digital Forensics Field Guides by Cameron H. Malin

Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems: Digital Forensics Field Guides

byCameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina

Paperback | December 20, 2013

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Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systemsis a handy reference that shows students the essential tools needed to do computer forensics analysis at the crime scene. It is part of SyngressDigital Forensics Field Guides, a series of companions for any digital and computer forensic student, investigator or analyst. Each Guide is a toolkit, with checklists for specific tasks, case studies of difficult situations, and expert analyst tips that will aid in recovering data from digital media that will be used in criminal prosecution.

This book collects data from all methods of electronic data storage and transfer devices, including computers, laptops, PDAs and the images, spreadsheets and other types of files stored on these devices. It is specific for Linux-based systems, where new malware is developed every day. The authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code. Chapters cover malware incident response - volatile data collection and examination on a live Linux system; analysis of physical and process memory dumps for malware artifacts; post-mortem forensics - discovering and extracting malware and associated artifacts from Linux systems; legal considerations; file identification and profiling initial analysis of a suspect file on a Linux system; and analysis of a suspect program.

This book will appeal to computer forensic investigators, analysts, and specialists.



  • A compendium of on-the-job tasks and checklists
  • Specific for Linux-based systems in which new malware is developed every day
  • Authors are world-renowned leaders in investigating and analyzing malicious code
Cameron H. Malin is a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and Certified Network Defense Architect (C|NDA) as designated by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council); a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC Certified Forensic Analysis (GCFA), a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Re...
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Title:Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems: Digital Forensics Field GuidesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 20, 2013Publisher:Syngress PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597494704

ISBN - 13:9781597494700

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Malware Incident Response: Volatile Data Collection and Examination on a Live Linux System Chapter 2. Analyzing Physical and Process Memory Dumps for Malware Artifacts Chapter 3. Post-Mortem Forensics: Discovering and Extracting Malware and Associated Artifacts from Linux Systems Chapter 4. Legal Considerations Chapter 5. File Identification and Profiling Initial Analysis of a Suspect File on a Linux System Chapter 6. Analysis of a Suspect Program Appendix A: Tool Glossary

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"...a useful companion for law enforcement and the forensic community, as it will enhance their capability to deal with cases involving malware on Linux systems." -Computing Reviews, Oct 08, 2014