Do you have any ideas for an X-Tensions based plugin in X-Ways? if so, post it in the comments! I have a few ideas for the advanced chapter which includes X-Tensions, but want to hear from the community as well.
Chapter 6 is all about searching in X-Ways Forensics. Chapter 6 has the following sections:
- Simultaneous Search
- Regular expressions
- GREP and regular expressions in XWF
- Indexed search
- Reviewing search hits
- Text search
- Hexadecimal search
As of right now, the chapter is 52 pages long and consists of 9,041words.
UPDATE: The chapter is to tech review and weighs in at 54 pages consisting of 9,660 words.
XWF was presented in two sessions of the 2013 CTIN Digital Forensics Conference. Pete Donnell of the Washington AG Office spoke on XWF Basics and I spoke on XWF Advanced Tips. There was more than one person that decided to now use XWF as a bigger part of their forensic tools set.
You can see the XWF Advanced slidedeck here: XWF
We just submitted our biggest chapter yet (over 60 pages!) to our technical editor. Once he is done with it, its off to the publisher!
Licensed users of X-Ways Forensics can download Eric Zimmerman’s install manager (XWFIM) from the X-Ways Forensics support forum. Eric’s creation of a GUI install application for XWF is really neat, minimizes the effort to configure your installation, and makes updates simple and quick. Thanks to Eric!
Eric Zimmerman and Brett Shavers have started writing the “X-Ways Forensics Practitioner’s Guide”, due out toward the end of year 2013.
Check back as to when the guide will be available. This guide intends to be the source of using X-Ways Forensics.