Welcome to the Hardware Forensic Database!

What is the Hardware Forensic Database ?

The Hardware Forensic Database (or HFDB) is a project of CERT-UBIK aiming at providing a collaborative knowledge base related to IoT Forensic methodologies and tools.

This database provides multiple guides to collect valuable information from various smart/connected devices, as well as dedicated tools. These guides allows quick information extraction and provides all the required material to perform a forensic analysis on specific devices.

How to contribute

If you want to contribute to this project, i.e. add information about a specific device and how to forensically handle it or even add an IoT-oriented forensic tool, feel free to clone this repository and submit a Pull Request.


This initiative is published under the Creative Commons license, BY-NC-SA 4.0.

You are free to:

  • Share: copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt: remix, transform, and build upon the material

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

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  • NonCommercial (NC): you may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike (SA): if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.