Forensic data recovery forked from Foremost with better performance.
Scalpel is a file carving and indexing application that runs on Linux and Windows. The first version of Scalpel, released in 2005, was based on Foremost 0.69. There have been a number of internal releases since the last public release, 1.60, primarily to support our own research. The newest public release v2.0, has a number of additional features, including:
o minimum carve sizes.
o multithreading for quicker execution on multicore CPUs.
o asynchronous I/O that allows disk operations to overlap with pattern matching--this results in a substantial performance improvement.
o regular expression support for headers/footers.
o embedded header/footer matching for better processing of structured file types that may contain embedded files.
o for advanced users, support for massively-threaded execution on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).
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