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Raising Caine

Dec 28, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hans-Peter Merkel, Markus Feilner)

"Caine is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 for forensic scientists and security-conscious administrators. Poised to do battle against IT ne'er-do-wells, Caine has a comprehensive selection of software, a user-friendly GUI, and responsive support.

"In 2007, IT systems were compromised with the Russian hacking framework MPack [1], infecting masses of servers, mostly at data centers in Italy. A short time later, 10 Italian open source developers fought back and launched the forensics CD Caine (Computer-Aided Investigative Environment). The Live CD is designed to capture images and analyze compromised systems on site. The most recent version is 2.0 [2]."

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