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Part 4. Computers > Chapter 18. Digital Evidence on UNIX Systems - Pg. 551

Ch APTER 18 Digital Evidence on UNIX Systems Eoghan Casey Over the past three decades, many different types of UNIX have developed, resulting in commercial systems such as Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX as well as free operating systems like Linux, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD. Even Macintosh systems now use a UNIX-based operating system; Mac OS X. UNIX operating systems are generally designed to be powerful, stable, and networked, creating an ideal plat- form for critical components of the Internet and smaller networks. As a result, many e-commerce Web sites, corporate financial databases, and other likely targets of criminal abuse run on UNIX systems. In addition to being a com- mon source of digital evidence, Linux systems provide an excellent platform for CONTENTS uniX Evidence Acquisition Boot Disk 552 File systems 552 overview of Digital Evidence processing tools 557