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How can I convert a domain controller account to local account for forensic analysis?

I am doing a forensic analysis of a Windows machine that has multiple local accounts but have a domain controller or active directory account. I can analyze the files of the user because the files are ...
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How can I view an “EA Record” (presumably part of the MFT in NTFS)?

I recently ran into a situation where a failing USB hub caused an external hard drive to not "safely disconnect." In the process of repairing the drive to avoid having Windows see it as a RAW ...
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strace to discover sudo password persistence location

strace/dtrace/ltrace ... useful for lots of things, from finding hidden access violations to network socket tracing, but maybe it can't see all. I haven't been able to figure out using strace (it ...
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Forensic DVD-R data

Forensically speaking, is there a way to read metadata, user profile, computer, or burning info on a DVD-R? I need to discover more about who made an illegal copy of a movie... Is this something ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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basic: adding a profile in Volatility

Just starting out with the Volatility framework. I want to use a pre-built profile for OSX. I've downloaded the MacProfileAll.zip file and have copied the profile I want into the ...
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File Recovery No Signatures(Magic Numbers)

Is it possible to recover a file from a disk image (dd image) if File Header/Footer, Signature has been altered/modified or removed? I mean for example if signature of the bitmap image (0x42 0x4d) or ...
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How to check for certain USB disk activities on windows?

I used FTK images to take image of the documents and registry files for a PC. I want to check for certain USB disk , when the last time it was used and when it was unplugged and activities during that ...
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How to display a fragment of an image file using Scalpel

I am working on a demonstration using Scalpel and its abilities to carve out image files. I took a small thumb drive and filled it with many small sized files until it was full. I then went and ...
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How to locate deleted data from recycle bin in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1?

I'm using Windows 7, but I tested Windows 8.1 with the same results. From what I understand deleted files in recycle bin are stored as $R or $I format, however nothing is visible when I search command ...
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NTFS MAC Times in Hexadecimal

I am using EnCase and a Hex Editor to analyse a virtual drive. EnCase says that the this hexadecimal: 5FBF60C54F2CCF01 is the date/time (mm/dd/yy): 02/17/14 09:18:54 (PM) I have worked out ...
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How to mount a HDD for forensics?

What command flags are needed with Linux's mount to mount a hard drive without leaving any trace on it? Do I just need noatime?
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Can you reuse a SSD after applying a Zero-Fill software?

I am returning my laptop to the retailer but I have had it for 1 month, In this time I have stored some confidential information, Because of this I am planning to zero fill my SSD using ...
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Find the service creation date in Windows?

If on a compromised system you are trying to analyze newly installed services or when services were installed, how do you do that. Where can I find the creation date for a certain service in the ...
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Location of Event logs in Windows

I have found that Windows logs every event such as system login/out, USB connection's history, etc. This all can be viewed in Event viewer. But my question is Where on the filesystem are the event ...
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Where can I get name of the person who registered Windows and his organization?

Having access to an image of a system which I can't boot up on a virtual machine, how could I figure out who registered Windows and its organization? I can use Autopsy to access the files, but don't ...
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Create Virtual Machine from Encase image

I have used Encase to capture a disk image in a forensics nvestigation. The problem is that a certain application that resides in the image won't run if it is not installed properly. I want to boot ...
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How can I tell whether I was BCCed to a MIME message?

In a MIME message, if my address is in the TO or CC fields, I know it was addressed to me in one of those ways. But what about BCC? Can I tell - from the copy of the message as I receive it from the ...
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What is this character-set corruption? (ISO-2022?)

I have a text file from a legacy source which contains corrupted characters. At first I thought the corruption was just gobbledygook, but it appears upon closer examination that some of the corrupted ...
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.ddd file - Verity Documentum?

I work in computer forensics - one of the data sets that I have recently been asked to analyse contains a number of .ddd files that I have so far been unable to open. Reading through these files in a ...
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Data recovery from file collections

I am presently working as a summer intern. My first objective is, given a collection of files, recover and identify the file types present in it. To download sample pseudo-forensics data I have been ...
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How to Recover Google Chrome User Settings

Someone logged in as a user and removed all of the Google Chrome user's apps, extensions, bookmarks, history, and settings. After which, they closed the browser window and restarted it (overwriting ...
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How do I erase a Samsung Magician encrypted solid-state drive (SSD)?

I need to securely wipe a Samsung 840 solid-state drive (SSD) of a co-worker that's leaving the company. My colleague ran into a problem he can't find the answer to. The drive is encrypted with ...
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Retain information by an IP address [closed]

What information can I get only by having an IP address ? For example: Computer name, domain name, dns servers (if it's a server) etc. Thank you.
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Is SSD safer than hard drive in terms of data not been stolen?

With hard drives, even after you delete its content permanently (not just moving it into trash), there is a specific magnetic techinique that can be used to recover data. From the point of view of ...
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How to find out when an audio disc (CD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when an audio disc (CD) has been written/burned? I am aware of How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned? but the accepted solution ...
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Do the Bitlocker Keys Clear from Physical Memory after Shutdown?

It is claimed that Passware Kit Forensic can recover passwords or keys of drives encrypted by Bitlocker. This needs an image of the encrypted drive plus a so-called Physical Memory image of the target ...
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Hard drive not powering

I've got a SATA hard drive attached to a forensic write blocker (Tableau e35u), but the drive will not be recognized. This is because I can't power the write blocker when the drive is attached. The ...
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Extracting blocks from a corrupt VDI snapshot in logical order

I have a Virtualbox VM on an hard disk that failed. The only thing I could recover from the disk was a snapshot of the dynamic VDI disk used by the VM, and I could only recover the first half of the ...
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What's the best way to copy data without leaving a trace? [closed]

I was wondering if uploading data from system disk onto a file sharing online service, but it seems like the system logs these and they could be traced by the cookies of that website. Is it the same ...
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Where can I find evidence of changes in the amount of RAM installed on a windows machine?

My relative recently had his motherboard replaced at a repair lab. He currently has 2GB RAM installed and if my memory serves me right he had 4GB before the 'repair'. I want to go to the shop with ...
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Modified times of folders

How does the inheritance and propagation of modified times happen? In order to better put my question, I am going to list three examples: A folder has three files. One file gets modified (by any ...
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Find Windows Registry Key Modify Date

So I can find the "Last write Time" of a windows registry key by right-clicking on it in regedit and exporting it to a .txt. Is there any way to pull this information from a mounted windows ...
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Recover Files from Verizon LG EnV3 (VX9200) Phone?

I am running into trouble trying to recover files from my Verizon LG EnV3 VX9200 phone. My computer, running Windows 7, will only read the phone as a Windows Portable Device and will not assign the ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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amr files properties - recording date viewer

I used my old Nokia phone to record some conversations. I copied the files to my computer. Files are in amr format. The problem is I don't remember when did I record those files. Is there a property ...
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What does dd conv=sync,noerror do?

So what is the case when adding conv=sync,noerror makes a difference when backing up an entire hard disk onto an image file? Is conv=sync,noerror a requirement when doing forensic stuff? If so, why is ...
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In Windows, when does a shutdown protect the data?

I have a Windows 7 computer and I am doing some tests: instead of shutting down it properly through the menu shutdown command I switch off the power supply. At the next boot Windows shows the message: ...
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Information flow in Linux - how to tell who is currently active and typing?

I'm currently playing a mafia/werewolves game with my cyber-security class. The basic idea is: on one machine, the moderator starts a server program all the players ssh into the machine and launch ...
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Why can't my forensics live cd mount windows share

I am having a rather aggravating issue. I want to output Dcfldd to a Windows share on another machine but I cannot mount the share, I have tried on Backtrack and Sans SIFT both in forensics mode and ...
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Trying to recover a deleted .bash_history file

It's for an assignment to practice a bit of forensics. We're given VirtualBox images and told to figure out if a certain user messed up the ssh config. I mounted the image as read-only, and found ...
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How to find the extension of a file once it has been removed or changed? [duplicate]

Say you are given a file whose extension has been removed or changed (file.tar.gz --> file.blah). This file is decompressed and its contents are used by an application. But you don't have access to ...
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Is there a Windows utility to delete contents of RAM left by an application? [closed]

Ideally, this utility would know where in physical RAM an application was and completely clear its contents when it's closed. Does anyone know of such a utility?
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How to find out when a disc (DVD) has been written/burned?

Is there a way/tool to determine the date and time when a disc has been written/burned with high certainty? This is about data forensics and should be a solid proof. I already tried IsoBuster, but it ...
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How do I find the sectors that populate a hard drive track?

How do I determine the sectors that are occupying a drive track? I am interested in locating "the last 512 bytes of the first logical drive track" in order to determine if a drive is encrypted with ...
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Read (repair) data from broken floppy disc on a linux system

How can i read an old floppy disk under Linux that has some problematic sectors? In times of DOS people used magic tools like Norton Disk Doctor and others. Some of these tools read the broken part ...
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Recovering Images from Formatted HFS+ Hard Drive

Is it possible to recover JPEG images using a low level scan of a hard drive? The hard drive we originally formatted in HFS+ and has since been reformatted. OS X has also been reinstalled.
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Ext4 forensic analysis

I'm doing a thesis about forensic analysis and I'd like to format a disk with an ext4 file system without zeroing it, to analyze the possibility to recover deleted files. This is a problem, because ...
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How can I know which blocks/sectors were last written to on an NTFS volume?

Is there a tool that would enable me to identify which blocks of data were last (most recently) written to an NTFS volume? Perhaps the NTFS volume's "$Journal" file might have information that can be ...
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Getting data off a flaky WD external drive

I have a Western Digital 1TB MyBook with some photos that I would like to offload and access. A PC seems to see the drive; a Mac doesn't see it over Firewire or USB. Between Windows 7, Windows XP, ...