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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Apr 25, 2019 · 782 commits to develop since this release

New Features:

Adding Data:

  • Hashes can optionally be entered when adding a disk image data source to a case.
  • Acquisition details can be stored when the data source is added.

Ingest Modules:

  • Added support for Microsoft Edge browser (cookies, history, and bookmarks)
  • Added support for Safari web browser (downloads, cookies, history, and bookmarks)
  • Expanded Chrome browser support to include cache parsing and form/auto fill.
  • Expanded Firefox browser support to extract form/auto fill fields.
  • Parse Zone.Identifier files to identify the source of files.
  • Added a TSK_SOURCE artifact to downloaded files to help users trace back to where it came from.
  • Added support for parsing vCards (virtual cards).
  • Extract more information about Windows user accounts (number of logins, creation date, and last login)
  • Detect more operating system types, which get saved as a TSK_OS_INFO artifact.
  • Detect Android media cards, which gets saved as a TSK_DATA_SOURCE_USAGE artifact.


  • The Application content viewer now displays HTML files.
  • Video playback now uses gstreamer on 64-bit systems, which supports more video formats.
  • Pictures can be rotated and zoomed in the Application content viewer.
  • The Other Occurrences content viewer layout was reorganized to make viewing the data easier.
  • New "Data Source Summary" panel shows high-level statistics and details about the data sources in the case.
  • Data sources are now listed in the data sources tree in alphabetical order.
  • The presentation of finding common properties within a case was revised to group results in a more helpful way.

Report / Export:

  • Portable Cases can be created based on tagged data. These cases contain a subset of the case data and can be opened anywhere.
  • Users can now choose tabs or commas as the delimiter for a files report.
  • Case notes are included in the HTML report.


  • Added a new file type that allows module writers to specify a file based on its byte range.
  • Data sources can be analyzed and have a CASE/UCO report generated using only the command line.

Bug Fixes

  • Decreased the time required to execute inter-case common properties searches of the Central Repository.
  • Assorted small bug fixes are included.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Jan 16, 2019 · 2011 commits to develop since this release

New Features:

  • Central Repository
    • Case Manager shows data source details
    • SSID, MAC address, IMEI, IMSI, and ICCID can be stored and correlated on
    • SSID, MAC address, IMEI, IMSI, and ICCID values from past cases are flagged if they are seen again in the current case.
    • File types can be specified when searching for common files with past cases.
    • Results from finding common files with past cases is now organized by case instead of by number of occurrences.
    • The Central Repository can now be searched for a specific value (hash, email, etc.)
  • The E01 Verifier ingest module was renamed to Data Source Integrity module and it will:
    • Calculate hashes if none exist for a non-E01 data source
    • Validate hashes if they are defined
  • MD5, SHA1, or SHA256 hash values of raw data sources can now be specified when they are added.
  • Added the ability for examiners to select the time zone for displaying dates.
  • Tesseract OCR text extraction for keyword search now supports languages other than
    English, if language packs are installed.
  • Custom headers and footers can now be added to HTML reports.
  • New report module to export basic file data in CASE/UCO format.
  • Ingest filter rules (for triage) can now specify a list of extensions (such as "jpg,jpeg,png") instead of needing to make a rule for each extension.
  • Image Gallery
    • Refactored to ensure database was fully closed when case was closed.
    • No longer pre-populate DrawableDB database.
    • Added caching to reduce time required to insert files after analysis.

Bug Fixes:

  • Duplicate interesting item and EXIF metadata artifacts are no longer created
    when you run the modules that generate them more than once.
  • The Application content viewer now displays SQLite table column names even
    when the table is empty.
  • Assorted small bug fixes are included.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Nov 10, 2018 · 2844 commits to develop since this release

This release has only Image Gallery fixes, but one of the bugs can cause the entire application to hang if there is a ' in the name.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed possible ingest deadlock from Image Gallery database inserts.
  • Image Gallery does not need lock on Case DB during pre-population, which makes UI more responsive.
  • Other misc Image Gallery fixes.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Oct 15, 2018 · 2868 commits to develop since this release

New Features:

  • Removed data from table that are time intensive and can be found in content viewers (such as hash set hits)
  • Added ability to find common items (files, emails, etc.) between current case and past cases using the Central Repository.
  • Added ability to ignore common items that exist in a large number of cases by using Central Repository data.
  • Data is validated and normalized before being entered into the Central Repository.
  • Allow users to specify that an ad-hoc keyword search should not be saved to database
  • New “Annotations” content viewer that shows all tags and comments associated with an item
  • Added 2 icons to the table to show the item’s score (if it is notable or suspicious) and if it has a comment.
  • Added column to the table to show previous number of occurrences.
  • Tags are now associated with the user (in a multi-user environment) and you can hide other people’s tags
  • New Display options area that unifies various new settings.
  • Hash sets can be copied into the user’s config folder (AppData), which makes it easier to run Autopsy from a Live Triage USB and not care about what drive letter it gets.
  • Image Gallery stores its groups and seen status in Case DB instead of its own.
  • Image Gallery works better in multi-user setups and reloads the database when other nodes add data sources.
  • Image Gallery saves which user saw a group and gives user option of seeing only their unseen groups or all unseen groups.
  • Saves last export location and pre-populates that in the file picker
  • Provide feedback about why some right click options are disabled (ingest is running, not file content, etc.)

Bug Fixes:

  • Substring keyword search is more accurate (now uses regular expression)
  • New text extractor for SQLite that better deals with full text search tables
  • Better deal with Unicode text files that do not have Byte Order Marker
  • Embedded file extractor module is now faster because it uses a different 7ZIP API.
  • Fixed various HTML report bugs
  • Duplicate hash set hits are not created when you run the Hash Ingest Module twice.
  • Auto ingest (in Experimental) scan times of input folders is faster.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Aug 8, 2018 · 4062 commits to develop since this release

New Features:

  • Data Source Grouping:
    -- The case tree view can now be grouped by data source.
    -- Keyword and file search can now be restricted to a data source.
  • Central Repository / Correlation:
    -- New common files search feature that finds files that exist in multiple devices in the same case.
    -- The Other Occurrences content viewer now shows matches in the current case (in addition to central repository).
    -- Central repository options panel now shows cases that are in repo.
  • A comment about a file can be created and saved in the central repository so that future cases and see it.
  • Keyword Search:
    -- Can enable OCR text extraction of PDF and JPG files using Tesseract.
    -- Keyword search module normalizes Unicode text.
    -- Keyword search module uses ICU to convert text files that do not have a BOM.
  • Tagging:
    -- Tagging menu changed to have user defined tags at top and "quick tag" removed one level of menus.
    -- New "Replace Tag" feature to change the tag on an item.
  • Other:
    -- SQLite tables can be now be exported to CSV files.
    -- An interesting file artifact is now created when a "zip bomb" is detected.
    -- An object detection ingest module was added to the Experimental module. It requires an OpenCV trained model.

Bug Fixes:

  • Expanding the case tree is more efficient.
  • Improved "zip bomb" detection.
  • Assorted small bug fixes are included.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this May 9, 2018 · 5596 commits to develop since this release

New Features:

  • A graph visualization was added to the Communications tool to make it easier to find messages and relationships.
  • A new "Application" content viewer (lower right) that will contain file-type specific viewers (to reduce number of tabs).
  • New viewer for SQLite databases (in Application content viewer)
  • New viewer for binary PLists (in Appilcation content viewer)
  • L01 files can be imported as data sources.
  • Ingest filters can now use date range conditions for triage.
  • Passwords to open password protected archive files can be entered (by right clicking on the file).
  • Reports (e.g., RegRipper output) generated by ingest modules are now indexed for keyword search.
  • PhotoRec carving module can be configured to keep corrupted files.
  • Sector size can be specified for local drives and images when E01 is wrong or it is a raw image.
  • New data source processor in Experimental module that runs Volatility, adds the outputs as files, and parses the reports to provide INTERESTING_FILE artifacts.
  • Assorted small enhancements are included.

Bug Fixes:

  • Memory leaks and other issues revealed by fuzzing the The Sleuth Kit have
    been fixed.
  • Result views (upper right) and content views (lower right) stay in synch when switching result views.
  • Concurrency bugs in the ingest tasks scheduler have been fixed.
  • Assorted small bug fixes are included.
Assets 8

@bcarrier bcarrier released this Mar 14, 2018 · 6615 commits to develop since this release

We're incrementally releasing a packaged version of Autopsy for Linux. This is the first version of it based on the official 4.6.0 release.


The following need to be done at least once. They do not need to be repeated for each Autopsy release.

  1. Install testdisk for photorec functionality
    % sudo apt-get install testdisk
  2. Install Oracle Java and set JAVA_HOME. Use the instructions here:


  1. Install the sleuthkit-java.deb file that is part of this Autopsy release. This is not an official package yet. This will install libewf, etc.
    % sudo apt install ./sleuthkit-java_4.6.0-1_amd64.deb
  2. Make a directory for autopsy, for example:
    % mkdir autopsy-4.6.0-linux1
  3. Move the ZIP file that is part of this release into the folder and extract the contents (note the ZIP file does not contain a single top-level folder).
  4. Run the unix_setup script to configure Autopsy
    % sh


  1. In a terminal, change to the ‘bin’ directory in the folder you created.
  2. Run Autopsy

Known Limitations

  • Multi-user cases are not supported
  • Local drives cannot be analyzed
  • VMDK / VHDI images not supported
  • Dead JAR issues if you ever run as ‘root’. Other users can’t overwrite one of the .so files. To fix it, have root delete the /tmp/ file.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Feb 23, 2018 · 6649 commits to develop since this release

New Features:

  • A new Message content viewer was added to make it easier to view email message contents.
  • A new Communications interface was added to make it easier to find messages and relationships.
  • Hash sets can be centrally stored and shared in the Central Repository.
  • New Encryption Detection module that will flag possibly encrypted files.
  • Can more easily run Autopsy from a USB drive and leave few traces on target system.
  • Tag definitions now have a "notable" property. The Central Repository uses this to mark files as notable.
  • Large slack files are now file typed.
  • The maximum number of Solr connections and ingest threads have increased.
  • Periodic keyword search will dynamically change based on how long queries are taking.
  • Users can change the amount of memory allocated to the application.
  • The amount of memory required for processing keyword hits has been reduced.
  • Layout of HTML reports has been modified make it easier to open.
  • "Databases" was added to File Type by Extension view.
  • Users can now enter more information about cases including examiner, organization, etc.
  • New dialog to open multi-user cases that allows for searching.
  • Auto ingest metrics are collected and displayed in dashboard.
  • Auto ingest module that extracts disk images from archive files.
  • Keyword search has been made more responsive to both search and ingest job cancellation.
  • Number of log files to keep before rollover is now configurable.
  • Preliminary changes to make Linux and OS X builds easier.

Bug Fixes:

  • Memory leaks and other issues revealed by fuzzing the SleuthKit have
    been fixed.
  • Memory issues caused by Tika are fixed (by upgrading to 1.17)
  • Assorted small enhancements and bug fixes are included.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Oct 13, 2017 · 7728 commits to develop since this release

  • Memory usage has been reduced to improve support for very large cases.
  • New central repository feature has been added that allows you to correlate between cases and track if an item was previously identified as being "bad" or notable.
  • Message attachments are now associated with the message (and not just the source file). These can be found in the data sources and messages parts of the tree.
  • Credit card number search has added logic to reduce false positives based on number lengths.
  • Virtual directory nodes in the tree view are distinguished in the Data Sources tree by the addition of a "V" to their icon. These are folders that Autopsy/TSK created.
  • A new version of the automated ingest dashboard has been added to allow insight into pending, running and completed automated ingest jobs in automated ingest Examiner mode.
  • All occurrences of "Known Bad" in the user interface have been changed to "Notable."
  • Assorted small enhancements and bug fixes are included.
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@bcarrier bcarrier released this Aug 9, 2017 · 8328 commits to develop since this release

  • Beta version of new central repository feature has been added for correlating artifacts across
    cases; results are displayed using an Interesting Artifacts branch of the Interesting Items tree and an Other Data Sources content viewer.
  • Results viewer (top right area of desktop application) sorts are persistent and can be applied to either the table viewer or the thumbnail viewer.
  • The View Source File in Directory context menu item now works correctly.
  • Tagged image files in the HTML report are now displayed full-size.
  • Case deletion is now done using a Case menu item and both single-user and general (not auto ingest) multi-user cases can be deleted.
  • Content viewers (bottom right area of desktop application) now resize correctly.
  • Some potential deadlocks during ingest have been eliminated.
  • Assorted performance improvements, enhancements, and bug fixes.
Assets 8
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