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Goldfish | Virtual Cloud Environment

Virtual Cloud Environment

The DigitalFIRE Virtual Cloud Environment is a shrink-wrapped installation of OpenStack cloud computing platform in a single VirtualBox appliance. It is easy to install and it can be used to quickly deploy new virtual machines and cloud services for testing purposes and for forensic research. For detailed instructions and usage information please see the Virtual Cloud Environment post.



Goldfish was a project by Afrah Almansoori, Pavel Gladyshev, and Joshua James aimed at the extraction of user password and fragments of AIM instant messenger conversations directly from RAM of Apple Mac computers over a FireFire connection. Goldfish software can be used against 32 bit versions of Mac OS X up to and including Mac OS X (10.5) Leopard.  A short presentation describing Goldfish is available here: Goldfish-presentation.

Goldfish is a set of linux utilities. The installer provided on this web page is based on Debian live distribution, which runs from a USB stick. The source code of the core utility that accesses Mac OS X via firewire is available on Sourceforge at



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