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I would go for Kali Linux . This Linux distribution is made for pentesting and security analysis. It contains a great many analysis tools, right in your main menu. In general, I would use an Open Source OS for security-related work, because with Open Source there is public scrutiny that your tools themselves are not compromised.
The sans sift kit/workstation (http://digital-forensics.sans.org/community/downloads) is very good if your looking to learn about forensics, as it comprises of things like autopsy and other open source tools which are commonly used. Little extra http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page this page helps ALOT when your getting used to things
Yes, it's possible to trust companies. You do it all the time. If you use Windows, you're trusting Microsoft very heavily. Same goes for Apple if you use any of their products. When you use HTTPS you're trusting a whole raft of Certificate Authorities, most of whom you've never heard of before. Most of the companies that you're forced to trust when you use ...
Yes Chrome's Filesystem and Sync Filesystem APIs extend the HTML5 FileSystem API. With Chrome's Filesystem API, apps can create, read, navigate, and write to a sandboxed section of the user's local file system. For example, a photo-sharing app can use the Filesystem API to read and write any photos that a user selects. Storage API
Bruce Schneier in his article linked to register site. In the article, the author talks about a virtual scenario where you want to ensure trust in all parts of the processes. By showing the true, but ridiculous things you would have to do for controlling things from start to end. To quote a relevant extract: The truly paranoid would worry about ...
There's also a Nessus Plugin for that. You can find more details here. By the way, this technique is called OS Fingerprinting. You can find more details about it on this Wikipedia Page of course and in this SANS paper.
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