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DEFT Zero (beta) ready for download

In the last few months we have a little AWOL. We didn’t meet the DEFT ZERO deadlines and we apologize for that.

What’s DEFT ZERO? This new mini DEFT distro is fully optimized for the acquisition and hashing of mass storage devices, in just 400 MB! Due DEFT Zero’s light weight and the fact that it can be loaded entirely into RAM at computer boot, it allows you virtually to turn any computer (even a really obsolete one) into a storage media cloner device.

The project is at an advanced  stage of development: in other words DEFT Zero is almost ready! Now, therefore, we decided to release the final public BETA of DEFT Zero. Why is it still in beta? Because it currently has a bug (we’re about to solve it) on cloning of mass storage hard disc with a Linux LVM. Despite the alteration does not change time references or files status, we strongly recommend to not use deft zero to acquire this kind of device.

Enjoy DEFT Zero!

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DEFT 8.2 ready for download


Here it’s hot, in Italy as well as in other Countries, a lot of people are on vacation, but only now – I’m sorry for that – I found the time to fix the known issues of DEFT 8.1.

DEFT 8.2 is the latest release of DEFT 8. What has been fixed?

Fixed a bug that in some conditions prevented the system to be installed;
Fixed the bug of DNS on /etc/resolv.conf;
Fixed the bug of the apt-get sources.list;
Improved device recognition in live-mode;
Updated all packages to the latest Ubuntu release available for Quantal.

The next release, DEFT 10, celebrating the first decade of the DEFT project, will be presented during the fourth edition of DEFTCON.

DEFT 8.2.iso: md5 8a70f61507251355153cbe94809323dd

Enjoy your holidays! Enjoy DEFT!


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DEFT 8.1 Virtual appliance ready for download

The Vmware virtual appliance of DEFT 8.1 is ready for download.

Download here

Please, remember that the default password of the user root is “deft”.

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DEFT 8.1 and DART 2 2014

During the third national conference DEFTCON (231 registered attendees!!!) we presented DEFT 8.1.

What’s new:

  • File Manager: we Implemented the disk mount’s status. ( if the disk is mounted in RO/mode  the eject button will be green, if it’s RW/mode (a futher confermation will be required before going in this mode) the eject button will be orange,
  • Full support for Bitlocker encrypted disks (thanks libbde!),
  • The Sleuthkit 4.1.3,
  • Digital Forensics Framework 1.3,
  • Full support for Android and iOS 7.1 logical acquisitions ( libmobiledevice & adb ),
  • JD GUI,
  • Skype Extractor,
  • Maltego 3.4 Tungsten,
  • a new version of the OSINT browser,
  • Fixed a bug in the /etc/apt/sources.list,
  • full update of the deft packages and DART 2 software and tools,


You can download the DEFT 8.1 ISO here ( Md5: 76bad80c7ea1552c9bd97bcca5de8d50 )

You can download the DART 2 – 2014 stand alone here

We will soon release the DEFT 8.1’s VMware Virtual Appliance!

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DEFTCON 2014 in Milan – April 11, 2014

While we are waiting for a few “last minutes” confirmations, we want to show a final draft of the program of the third DEFT National conference organised by the Non Profit Deft Association.

April 11, 2014 , 9:30am to 05:00pm
Building 3 Gino Cassinis
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32, Milan


Moderator: Francesca Bosco (Tech and Law Center)

9:30 – Greetings from the Non Profit DEFT Association President, Stefano Fratepietro, and introduction to the Conference

9:45 am – Presentation of the DEFT 8.1 main new features

DEFT Dev Team

10:30 – Digital Forensics on SSD devices
Stephen Zanero (Assistant Professor – Polytechnic University of Milan)

11:00 – Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Forensics
Mattia Epifani (Tech and Law Center)

11:30 – Coffee Break

11:45 – Windows Forensics Shellbag
Luigi Ranzato

12:15 – The Dark Side of Digital Investigation
Giuseppe Vaciago (Tech and Law Center)

12:45 – Methodologies for Android devices acquisition
Marco Giorgi (DEFT team)

13:15 – Lunch Break

14:30 – State of the art of computer forensics in Italy: training, courses of studies and researches
Giovanni Ziccardi (Associate Professor – University of Milan)

15:00 – Anti-Malware in the Cloud with Deft
Andrea Ghirardini (IISFA)

15:30 – Electronic Evidence Guide – Italian translation of the guidelines of the Council of Europe
Pasquale Stirparo and Marco Carlo Spada (Tech and Law Center, DFA)

16:00 – New tools to support digital investigations
Marco Albanese and Federico Grattirio (researchers students of the Pavia University)

16:30 – Origins, current status and future prospects of the Bitcoin protocol and mathematical currencies
Giacomo Zucco

We are really grateful to the University “Politecnico di Milano” for the conference hall (it will accommodate up to 270 guests). Entry to the event is free but the participant is given the option to make a donation while booking through Eventbrite through the following link.

Subscribe now to DEFTCON 2014

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