BitCurator 0.5.8 Now Available

BitCurator environment (0.5.8) is now available at our Release site (

This is a maintenance release that reduces the size on disk of the VM and ISO, eliminates an inaccurate error message on startup for some machines, and updates the VirtualBox extensions to 4.3.6.

Our updated Quickstart guide can also be found in the Documentation folder on the BitCurator environment desktop.

As with previous releases, this environment is built on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu and may be unstable on certain 32-bit host operating systems, or host hardware with less than 4GB of RAM. Please don’t hesitate to post here if you have questions!

BitCurator Webinar on bulk_extractor, fiwalk, and the BitCurator Reporting Tool

Our second in the BitCurator Webinar Series, this webinar builds on last month’s introduction to the BitCurator environment and offers a closer look at three of the main tools that comprise the BitCurator environment:

  • bulk_extractor and BEViewer: digital forensics tools that can locate personally identifiable information (PII) and other types of sensitive data on a disk image
  • fiwalk: a digital forensics tool that processes a disk image using the SleuthKit library and outputs its results in Digital Forensics XML
  • The BitCurator Reporting Tool: BitCurator’s graphical interface for running the above tools and producing the BitCurator reports

The webinar will be held from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST). Please register in advance here:

While there are no prerequisites for this webinar, it is designed for users already familiar with the basic operations of the BitCurator environment. The webinar will be roughly one hour with 10 minutes for Q&A at the end.

To learn more about BitCurator, please visit the main BitCurator page at You are also invited to join the BitCurator users group, join our facebook group, and follow us on twitter at @BitCurator.