Volatility releases are the result of significant in-depth research into OS internals, applications, malicious code, and suspect activities. Releases represent a milestone in not only our team's progress, but also in the development of the community and forensics capabilities as a whole. While releases may seem few and far between, we strive to perform rigorous testing of our new features before calling it stable.
Volatility 3 v1.0.0 (Python 3 Rewrite)
In 2020, the Volatility Foundation publicly released a complete rewrite of the framework, Volatility 3. The project was intended to address many of the technical and performance challenges associated with the original code base that became apparent since its original release in 2007. Another benefit of the rewrite is that Volatility 3 could be released under a custom license that was more aligned with the goals of the Volatility community, the Volatility Software License (VSL). Details about the rewrite of Volatility 3 can be found in this presentation: Volatility 3 Public Beta: Insider’s Preview.
Released: February 2020