Autopsy as a Tool of Computer Forensic Scrutiny
An autopsy is a platform for digital forensics and graphics interface to The Sleuth Kit and other tools. In most cases, the autopsy forensics tool is used by corporate examiners, military, and law enforcement agencies to find out what happened to a computer. Through the autopsy tool, one can examine a mobile device or a computer's hard drive and successfully uncover useful evidence from it.
While installing an autopsy forensics tool it is recommended that one disables or removes from the computer any present antivirus software. The autopsy tool can be deployed as a single user or multi-user autopsy. The single-user autopsy can be opened by a single instance of autopsy and in addition to that installations do not communicate with each other. The multi-user autopsy can be opened by more than one user at a time and they can share what each user is doing.
The first advantage of autopsy is that it is easy to use. This is because its installation is a pretty easy process. Also, all results of this tool are within a single tree. Another advantage is that autopsy is an extensible forensics tool. This tool is designed in such a way that it can use inbuilt modules and other modules from third parties.
One of the major limitations of the autopsy is the issue of implied differences. Features of the autopsy tool are not well integrated and some may not be as compatible and user-friendly as it would be expected. Another limitation of the autopsy as a forensics tool is the issue of general acceptance and the trust that is attached to this tool and its results. This tool has fewer acceptances as compared to other commercial tools.