The last release of DEFT system is the new challenge that the team has agreed upon.

DEFT Linux v5 is based on the new Xubuntu Kernel 2.6.31 (Linux side) and the DEFT Extra 2.0 (Computer Forensic GUI) with the best freeware Windows Computer Forensic tools ; it isn t a customization of Xubuntu like the old version, it is a new concept of Computer Forensic live system that use LXDE as desktop environment and thunar file manager, mount manager as tool for device management, dhash2, guymager, dcfldd, ddrescue and linen as forensic imager tools, sleuthkit 3.01 andvautopsy 2.21 as landmark for the disk forensic, nessus 4 as security scanner and much more like:

  • an advanced file and directory researcher
  • foremost, scalpel and photorec carving tools
  • a complete support for the most used file systems
  • a complete support for logical volume manager
  • a complate support for afflib and ewflib support
  • a very powerful tools for network forensic as Xplico, wireshark, kismet, ettercap and nmap
  • a very powerful tool for identify file type from their binary signatures (TrID)
  • the last version of ophcrack, the password cracker based on rainbow tables and john the ripper password cracker
  • chkrootkit, rkhunter and exploit scanner
  • clam 4.15 virus scanner
  • steganography detection software as outgess
  • tool for screenshot as take screen shot and video screen capture as record my desktop
  • deft-mount script for mount device in read only

For a complete list, please visit the package list page.

There are two DEFT Linux v5 release, one dedicated to disk forensic (DEFT v5) and one dedicated to network and cell forensic (DEFT Vx5); DEFT Vx5 contain Xplico – they will be released next week.

DEFT Linux v5 is available for free download (iso file) and usb2 pen marked DEFT Linux available for only 15 € (special price for law enforcement, contact us for more information).

IISFA appreciates DEFT project as a contribution to the development of the Computer Forensic analysis. The appreciation of IISFA is both scientific and cultural. The project is the work of the DEFT team and not of the association. If bugs are detected, please use the support forum or email

Special thanks to the people who worked with me: Massimiliano Dal Cero, Salvo Tarantino, Sandro Rossetti, Valerio Leomporra and Davide Gabrini. Thank you guys!

Enjoy DEFT Linux v5

3 Responses to “DEFT Linux v5 ready for download”

  1. Hey nice job. Bangla translation of deft?

  2. Gho5t says:

    good news… i’m waiting for it…

  3. Bill Johnson says:

    Where can you purchase the USB?


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