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mac-robber is a digital investigation tool (digital forensics) that collects metadata from allocated files in a mounted filesystem. This is useful during incident response when analyzing a live system or when analyzing a dead system in a lab. The data can be used by the mactime tool in The Sleuth Kit (TSK or SleuthKit only) to make a timeline of file activity. The mac-robber tool is based on the grave-robber tool from TCT (The Coroners Toolkit).

mac-robber requires that the filesystem be mounted by the operating system, unlike the tools in The Sleuth Kit that process the filesystem themselves. Therefore, mac-robber will not collect data from deleted files or files that have been hidden by rootkits. mac-robber will also modify the Access times on directories that are mounted with write permissions.

mac-robber is useful when dealing with a filesystem that is not supported by The Sleuth Kit or other filesystem analysis tools. You can run mac-robber on an obscure, suspect UNIX filesystem that has been mounted read-only on a trusted system.

Installed size: 35 KB
How to install: sudo apt install mac-robber

  • libc6

Collects data about allocated files in mounted filesystems

root@kali:~# mac-robber -h
usage: mac-robber [-V] <directories>
  -V: Print the version to stdout

Updated on: 2023-Mar-08