A couple of the forensics applications are bash scripts that must be run from a shell terminal, while the rest have graphical interfaces. There is, for example, AIR (Automated Image & Rescue), which is actually a graphical frontend for dd and dc3dd. dd id a file converter and copier, while dc3dd is dd enhanced with features for digital forensics – on-the-fly hashing, split output files, pattern writing, progress meter, and file verification. The main interface of AIR is shown below.
Caine AIR

Another interesting application in CAINE 3 is Autopsy, a browser interface to the command-line tools available in The Sleuth Kit (TSK). TSK, designed for investigative analysis of disk images, is powerful stuff, and there is a version called Sleuth Kit Hadoop, which integrates TSK into a Hadoop cluster. It was initially funded by the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE).

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These applications may be accessed individually, or you can use a graphical application called Caine interface, which provides a single-hop interface for using the installed forensic applications. The next five screen shots show the windows of the Caine interface:

This is the main interface. Pressing Create Report prompts you for authentication.
Caine

Upon successful authentication, you then see this:
Caine Interface

The Collection tab.
Caine Interface

Analysis tab.
Caine Interface

Report tab.
Caine Reports

Aside from the Caine interface, all the other applications are already in the repository of your favorite distribution, but the Caine interface just makes the distribution a lot easier to use for what it is designed for. So like BackTrack, CAINE is one of those distributions you might want to dual-boot with your regular distribution on an external drive or install in a virtual environment, if you are interested in digital forensics.

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Resources: You may download a 32-bit installation image of CAINE 3 from here (there is no 64-bit installation image). A complete list of applications, both forensics-specific and standard, installed on CAINE 3, is available here.

Screen Shots: More screen shots from a test installation of CAINE 3.0.

CAINE 3’s GRUB menu.
Caine 3 GRUB Menu

The default CAINE 3.0 MATE desktop
Caine 3 MATE Desktop

The desktop with the menu showing installed applications in the System Tools category.
Caine 3 Desktop

Firefox is the only installed application in the Internet category.
Caine 3 Desktop

The desktop with the menu showing installed graphics applications.
Caine 3 Desktop

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12 Responses

  1. For some reason a part of me still wants to give Debian another chance, but I just don’t know what to choose, all I do is surf the web and listen to music/watch videos on my HP Mini netbook, so which one is good for me? Linux Mint Debian Edition or Debian Squeeze?

    1. Debian Squeeze will require some tweaking, installing extra codecs to do some of the stuff you want to use the computer for.

      LMDE is still a work in progress. If you want to stick with Debian-based distributions Linux Mint might be your best choice.

      1. Im those kind of people that is willing to learn and thats why i wanna try squeeze, but maybe i can ease myself first with LMDE and its Testing repos, then later on i can go to Squeeze and learn more! well thanks =D

  2. Did anyone else have a grub problem? Using a CD installation disc I installed 6.0.0 with server packages over a recent 5.x.x installation on a dual boot test machine – winXP on a 60Gb HD and Linux on a separate physical 40Gb HD. Grub no longer sees the XP OS at all. I repeated it with no server packages (for speed really) – same result. I haven’t tried to fix it yet, wonder whether this has occured elsewhere

    1. Nope. I’ve done installs using a CD-sized ISO, but not in a dual-boot setting.

      The issues is not with the packages selected for installation, but likely with the installation image.

      1. You are right about packages, I was just reporting info. I put 6.0.0 on another box, dual 3GHz processor, 160Gb HD, 1Gb RAM, no dual boot, and have some instances of generally reliable music packages crashing (Rosegarden, perhaps some Jack stuff but hard to tell yet whether that was just compromised), seems there’s a way to go yet. But it’s pretty good.

  3. Well, you have done the same mistake as everyone of us, by getting caught to the hurried release on the 6th. The Debian website doesn’t direct you to a link of Live DVD…So, everyone gets caught. Even today the Debian website won’t direct you to the Live DVD.

    Otherwise, you and me and lot of Debian wanted guys would not have wasted so much time installing it. The Live DVD downloads in the back ground and we could have done some other work in the mean time. The Debian team had never announced the release of the Live DVD, did they? Pretty mean, eh?

    1. Interesting. I just completed an installation about an hour ago, and still ran into the same problem.

      But thanks. The link gave the solution. I have not tried it, but here it is, if you have ran into the same issue:

      Add this entry to /etc/apt/sources.list

      deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main

      Don’t forget to run apt-get update afterwards.

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