Developer Nanni Bassetti has announced the release of version 1.0 of the Computer Aided INvestigative Environment (CAINE) Linux live distribution.
CAINE and NetBookCAINE (NBCAINE) provide a complete digital forensic environment that's organised to integrate existing software tools as software modules and to provide a simple graphical user interface (GUI).
The release is based on Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS and includes Firefox 3.0.14 and version 2009.1.1 of NTFS-3G.
In addition to a number of new tools and patches, the 1.0 release includes a new text mode boot option, a GtkHash frontend for hashing files and new rerouting features.
The project was created by Giancarlo Giustini as his graduation thesis for the Information Engineering Department of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy and is now a digital forensics project for the Interdepartment Center for Research on Security (CRIS), currently being supported by the University.
More details about the release can be found on the project's main page. CAINE and NBCAINE 1.0 are available to download from the projects site and documentation is provided for users interested in creating a CAINE LiveUSB. CAINE is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).