Examining the art of computer forensics

A Last Resort

If you are considering running binutils tools – for example, to extract the symbol table (with <nm), or even disassemble the machine code (objdump might help) – your mileage will vary. Usually, this technique is a last resort.


The simple strategies we've described might help you catch a thief in the act, but if the intruder is a seasoned professional, or if you need to worry about maintaining a formal, documented process for collecting evidence, you'll need something more.

Read on for more about the tools and techniques of computer forensics.

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