Scalpel 2.0 released

Scalpel is a fast file carver that reads a database of header and footer definitions and extracts matching files or data fragments from a set of image files or raw device files. Scalpel is filesystem-independent and will carve files from FATx, NTFS, ext2/3, HFS+, or raw partitions. It is useful for both digital forensics investigation and file recovery.

features include:

  •  Support for TRE-based regular expressions for headers and footers
  • Support for minimum carve sizes for recovered files
  • Parallel architecture to take full advantage of multicore processors
  • Beta support for NVIDIA CUDA-based GPU acceleration of header / footer searches
  • An asynchronous IO architecture for significantly faster IO throughput
  • Support for 32 and 64-bit Linux, Windows XP, Vista and 7, and OSX

If you are interested in the GPU research that went into this project, we published a paper at DFRWS that discusses both the CUDA architecture as well as the integration of it into Scalpel. It can be found here.

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