This is the first project of the website. ANNFiD.
ANNFiD is a tool to detect file types once recovered. It can be extremely useful for forensics as it will work with corrupted and incomplete files. Unlike normal tools that use the file magic number, or fixed statistics to find out the file type, ANNFiD will use neural networks to detect the file using its byte patterns. This makes ANNFiD an alternative to standard tools – offering the user the possibility to easily customize the file detection on new file types (i.e. proprietary). Currently, the tool supports PDF, JPEG, GIF and TIFFs (uncompressed) – but you can add more!
The source is currently available as:
Here is a nice tutorial on how to use it to detect files
And if you are using proprietary files, or files not setup in ANNFiD, then you can learn how to setup the detection here: