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Website Capture Applications

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Jesterladd
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Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 07, 09 20:37

Dear Gurus

I was in a discussion today with a fellow colleague about website capture applications. Six years have passed since we last captured a website for evidence. We would be interested to know which website capture apps people use and what was felt to be the best one.

Thank you for your assistance.

Jesterladd
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MindSmith
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Re: Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 08, 09 00:14

Good question I would also be interested to know is there are any 'verifiable' and time-efficient tools for such purposes.

On an aside: In the past the amount of time to download an entire site (remotely - 9.5GB on one website recently) has sometimes been an issue so to document the contents/view of a website I have used Camtasia with lost of care talen to show & prove that it is the actual website in question and to open and browse all files and directories. This has helped in persuading non-technical people about what was found, how it was accessed, and that the contents are 'as is' .
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Rampage
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Re: Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 08, 09 00:15

for capturing web sites you can use wget in a recursive way, and log the sessions with wireshark, this way you have both the web site content and the server messages suitable for timestamp and non-deniability of the source of the content.  
 
  

gkelley
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Re: Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 09, 09 06:49

I haven't used it but Webcase was designed with computer forensics in mind. www.veresoftware.net/
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kovar
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Re: Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 09, 09 08:00

Greetings,

- wget and httrack for mirroring entire sites.
- Adobe Acrobat Pro for turning entire sites into PDFs.
- Screen/video capture for recording sites that use a lot of java/flash.

The first two approaches do not handle java/flash/user interaction well, thus the third option.

-David
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the_wodon
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Re: Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 09, 09 17:31

As well as having Httrack for live websites, I have found Warrick useful for capturing websites that have been removed by mirroring the archive.org, google and yahoo caches.

Not perfect but useful in a pinch as archive.org uses some odd javascripting.

http://warrick.cs.odu.edu/

Paul  
 
  

gkelley
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Re: Website Capture Applications

Post Posted: Jul 09, 09 18:06

Website Ripper/Copier is another tool that is helpful that I have used.
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