CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment)
CAINE (Computer Aided INvestigative Environment) is an Italian GNU/Linux live distribution created as a project of Digital Forensics.
CAINE represents fully the spirit of the Open Source philosophy, because the project is completely open, everyone could take the legacy of the previous developer or project manager. The distro is open source, the Windows side (Wintaylor) is open source and, the last but not the least, the distro is installable, so giving the opportunity to rebuild it in a new brand version, so giving a long life to this project ....
The Vmware virtual appliance.
e-fense :: Cyber Security
If you are looking for the free, original Helix (2009R1) you need Helix3. Look on the page for the download link for this free version.
e-fense has options to meet your computer forensics and cyber security needs.
If you need visibility of your entire network to protect against malicious behavior, policy violations and hacking you need Helix3 Enterprise
If you need to acquire Internet History, Passwords and RAM data you need Live Response
If you are looking for the free, original Helix (2009R1) you need Helix3
If you need forensic disk imaging across multiple platforms or safe forensics platform for system previews you need Helix3 Pro
Forensics Linux distros
Forensics Linux distros
GParted Live is a business card-size live CD distribution with a single purpose - to provide tools for partitioning hard disks in an intuitive, graphical environment.
GParted Live is a business card-size live CD distribution with a single purpose - to provide tools for partitioning hard disks in an intuitive, graphical environment. The distribution uses X.Org, the light-weight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux kernel. GParted Live runs on most x86 machines with a Pentium II or better.
The most advanced penetration testing distribution,
From the creators of BackTrack comes Kali Linux, the most advanced and versatile penetration testing distribution ever created. BackTrack has grown far beyond its humble roots as a live CD and has now become a full-fledged operating system. With all this buzz, you might be asking yourself.
Linux Distro Watch
News and updates on the latest and most popular Linux distros. The collection is not limited to just the most popular though and has a massive index of Linux distros.
Linux USB Creator
Linux Live USB is a great product for creating bootable USB devices to install Linux to. It will also pull down the appropriate Linux distro for you so you don't have to find it yourself.
Incredibly useful for creating "Live" Linux distros for forensic examinations or just Linux fun.
Hi, welcome to the home of Masterkey - the official site to distribute Masterkey Linux live forensics system and Live Forensic Toolkit (LFT) for Windows, and provides related information and support.
Create virtual computers. Great for Linux and other uses.
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.
Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6 and 3.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.
VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.
SANS Investigate Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) Workstation Version 3.0
An international team of forensics experts, led by SANS Faculty Fellow Rob Lee, created the SANS Investigative Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) Workstation and made it available to the whole community as a public service. The free SIFT toolkit, that can match any modern forensic tool suite, is also featured in SANS' Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response course (FOR 508). It demonstrates that advanced investigations and responding to intrusions can be accomplished using cutting-edge open-source tools that are freely available and frequently updated.
Wikipedia Linux Page
A very thorough breakdown of Linux distros.