Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The next tool - DD

I recently profiled the tool netcat. The net on the list is "DD". Over the next few days I shall be profiling this versitile tool.

dd is a program that is found on most UNIX and Linux (and even a few Windows) systems. The chief purpose of the program is the low level copy and converting of data at the bit level. This is a common tool in many forensic and incident response engagements.

DD stands for "data definition". In this series of posts I shall cover all the standard uses as well as many unusual ones. I will include uses as a stegonographic tool (a very good one), an encryption engine with a set key and many other uses that you probably never though of for a copy tool.

Watch the post over the next few days foir details.

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