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Questions tagged [forensics]

Computer forensics works to analyze information on computer systems in an attempt to find evidence regarding certain actions of a process, application, user or computer to determine the source of change within a host, network or device.

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How do I list IP addresses my system is connecting to?

I'm looking for a tool that will enumerate the IP addresses that a system is connecting to. This is mainly for forensic purposes, to gather IOCs. I know we can run a netstat on windows, but would like ...
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Recover deleted Windows volumes

I have been given an HDD image. I believe the image was taken with dd. I have ingested the file using Autopsy and can see there are 4 volumes, like so Volume 1 - Unallocated. I believe NOT securely ...
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Is there any tool to identify steganography? [closed]

Stegdetect it is no longer developed, so what can I use? I would like to find a software that can identify stenography into files, any suggestions? [post only software taht works with "steghide"]
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Is there a way to get a forensic image of EC2 instance

I currently have an instance on AWS which was compromised and resulted in me losing control. I have shutdown the instance since then, but require a forensic image of the volume so that I can analyze ...
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Why is it possible to see running programs in memory dumps?

Following the tutorial described in this link, I was able to extract pictures in memory dumps with volatility and GIMP. But I don't understand why it is possible to see other running programs in some ...
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How to analyze a split EnCase Image with Volatility?

I acquired a RAM image using EnCase so that I can run it through Volatility. The acquired image came as a split image (i.e. .E01, .E02, etc.). How can I combine all the individual files as one raw ...
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Linux forensics- How can I extract sysfs procfs from a raw image?

I'm developing a software that extracts files from a Linux raw image (dd). I use SluethKit to get the partitions & files, however i can't find any files inside /sys & /proc folders. I know ...
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Which system file stores the information displayed by the “net user <username>” command in Windows 7? [migrated]

Which system file stores the information displayed by the "net user " command in Windows 7? Need to find the details of the users in a dead Windows 7 machine. Details of the command is here.
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The last logon time of the Administrator user in Windows 7 system is prior to the OS installation date, why?

What may be the reason behind the fact that in a digital forensics report (FSL report) of a computer's hard disk, the last logon time of the Administrator user in Windows 7 system is prior to the OS ...
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How to extract intresting data from malicious e-mail header

Premise: I know pretty well how SMTP works, and how to read an e-mail header. I know what all the main fieds mean, but I couldn't know what to look for if I want to know if the mail is kind of ...
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Can you detect that new files were added to a hard drive that was removed and replaced?

The internal HDD was removed from my laptop (with Windows 7) and connected to another machine to tamper with. Some new files were also created/copied by the mischief maker. After the tampering was ...
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Analyzing Swap File [migrated]

I have the following problem: I have a .memdump.swp~ file. I tried recovering the .memdump file by using vim -r .memdump and also tried to use vim -r .memdump.swp. Both didn't bring success. Is there ...
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What forensic analysis can be done with physical access to a machine but without the hard drive?

What forensic analysis techniques target computer components other than the hard drive once the device is powered off?
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How to do forensis MBR hex dump?

I take OS first 512 hexdump using dd command. what kind of information extract using that and what are the tools or command(linux) can be used for analysis ? I take copy bytes dump using my Ubuntu ...
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Understanding the philosophy of recovering data

It can be understood that if i delete some data, those bytes may not be written by other data can be extracted because the data actually resides on those sectors/cells. But i wounder how the bytes ...
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What tools can recover or do forensic analysis on deleted registry entry?

I'm reading this article, in the Deleted Recovery Example it has the following picture, Figure 8 shows an example of a data recovery error by a popular registry forensics tool I have two questions ...
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Detecting Spoofed InDesign File Creation Date

I apologize for turning here with a question, my research both searching here and on Google has only turned up useless information. I believe that someone has sent me files that have had their file ...
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How to view last run shell command via cmd.exe through a HKEY_CURRENT_USER.reg file?

I'm working on improving my security skills and a challenge I have is a .reg file which is HKEY_CURRENT_USER. I need to find what the last run command on the box was.
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Backup information with Disk2vhd?

To make a backup of a partition along with its metadata (dates of access, modification, etc) can Disk2vhd be used or is it necessary to make a copy sector by sector? I need to copy the information ...
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read raw dump with WinDBG

Is it possible to convert a full raw dump memory and open it in WinDBG ? In order to inspect if they are no malwares, filter process who call particular API, dump each process in memory etc...
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Why do i get so many ADD [EAX], AL assembly in the output of malfind in volatility? (Memory Forensics)

I have a memory dump, and it has some malware in it and when i use the malfind command, almost all of the processes that it shows have a LOT of ADD [EAX], AL assembly commands, i know x86 but i don't ...
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Forensic investigation of a vehicle infotainment system [closed]

As far as I know most vehicle infotainment systems are run on a customized Linux system built with Yocto. Forensic toolkits such as Berla iVe allows to extract information such as GPS data, call log, ...
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Find the process that queries a malicious domain every 2 minutes

I found suspicious traffic in a client a few days ago. A process in the client queries a malicious domain every 2 minutes. The domain is hostingcloud.science that hosts a javascript file for coin ...
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Commodity Conversion Cables with Write Blockers

Looking at write-blocking devices I've notice a large variety of specialized hardware based on different source connector types, including USB-to-USB write blockers. It seems as though it should be ...
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Is forensics possible with FDEs like LUKS or Veracrypt?

Is forensics possible with full disk encrypted drives? I know that because we don't zero-fill our drives when we delete a file or the file system leaves a trace of a file usually forensics like ...
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How to detect spyware over HTTP?

I am trying to detect spyware on my PC by traffic analysis. I am connected to a VPS (the sniffer) by a VPN and I am going to select all the sent data by the POST method. Is this correct? I mean the ...
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What does the existence of this file indicate? [closed]

C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah\Recent\DSCN0275.JPG.lnk on a Microsoft Windows system, and use the xxd program to dump the contents of this file:
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Remote code execution and XSS vulnerabilities. What steps should be taken to secure a server once these are discovered and patched?

I've just been notified of a remote code execution vulnerability and an xss vulnerability on a site that I run. I've fixed the responsible code, but I'm wondering what steps should be taken afterwards ...
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SRUM (system resource usage monitor) forensics - Windows server?

Having read a couple of articles on the SRUM DB and its use in forensics, I started digging around in Server 2016. The path referenced in the articles is not found in Sever 2016 %systemroot%\System32\...
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How to extract browser login credentials from memory dump? [closed]

Does anyone know if there is a way to extract passwords for social networks like from a browser memory dump? I tried this tutorial without success. I used dumpit.exe tool to make a full dump of the ...
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Recovering hidden contents from a jpg picture [duplicate]

Is there any way someone could recover hidden text from a jpg. For example in the picture
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Prove a client sent a request - voting system

Let's say I created a voting system where each voter would use an app and vote on a candidate. The app would send the vote to a server. The server would store the vote on a DB with the request IP. Is ...
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On urlscan.io Indicators of Compromise, what do the hashes represent?

When I look up a domain of interest on urlscan.io, I see a lot of interesting information. When I click on "Indicators of compromise" (IOC), I see a list of hashes that are actually links to pages ...
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Verification After Data Wipe

A lot of data wipe algorithms have the final wiping pass with random characters. They discuss about verification after the wipe. An example of this is from this link: https://www.datanumen.com/blogs/...
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How to recover disk image from a smartphone in “bootloop” state?

I've been playing around on data recovery from devices and so far it worked well. Now I got this new situation that I don't know how to proceed in order to put my hands on the data. My old smartphone ...
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security leak in working with hardware write blockers?

If a hard disk drive that contains malware, is connected to a hardware write blocker, that works on the lowest level, can this malware copy itself ,spread on the hardware write blocker or even on the ...
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How to capture not only the mtime but also the ctime when making forensic copies of files?

Context I'm investigating a compromised Linux box where I found files with malicious code. The file system is too big to just make a copy of the whole block device and so far I'm only interested in ...
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Server protection measures from authorities

I am on a project which is illegal in my nation but is not illegal anywhere in the world. In order not to get a 100yr sentence I should be prepared for seizures and forensics. I am running a server ...
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Detection and attribution of a running attack toward US elections

Recently an attack based on booby trapped web servers was blocked by Microsoft through seizure of some of the known server names used in this attack. This attack analysis was focused to defend US ...
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Chrome incognito forensic analysis in case of abrupt shutdown

There have been many discussions on how to do forensic analysis when users used incognito mode of Chrome - consensus seems that not impossible, but difficult still. But there's been lack of ...
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Which protocol could have been likely candidates for leaking a laptop serial number

Having read this article, one line in particular caught my attention: The AFP raided the boy's family home last year and found two Apple laptops with serial numbers that matched those of the ...
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Methodology for finding existing adversary presence on network

A technology company starts small in the early 90's and, for various reasons, blows up into a multi-million dollar company in a very short time around 2013. The problem is that this company is ...
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What type of data can be recovered from the swap file / page file and thumbs file

This question follows on from a previously posted question on recovery of data from a wiped disk. I have been informed that no files have been found on the computer on the hard disk or in the deleted ...
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Linux command to wipe files on an SD Card?

Are there any commands, tools or python libraries to securely wipe specific files from an SD or micro SD card (devices that use flash memory)? For example, with a regular magnetic hard drive, you can ...
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Are contents of PHP sessions forensically valuable?

PHP has some nice, neat builtins for dealing with sessions: there'ssession_start() and session_id() and session_destroy() functions, which work with a superglobal variable, $_SESSION, to store name/...
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File carving JPG exif data files

So I'm very new to info sec overall but I would say I am least experienced in Digital forensics, anyway I recently had the opportunity to work with professionals and we did manual file carving. This ...
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What frameworks are available to analyze a security breach?

I come from an engineering background where we use tools like 5-times-why or 8D for Root Cause Analysis. Are there similar frameworks to perform an analysis on a reported a security incident?
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Brute forcing encryption password (self destruct after 4 attempts)

My colleague at work lost the password to his external hard drive (HDD not SSD), a WD Elements. He remembers that his password was simple and 8 characters maximum. The problem is the encryption ...
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Has anyone used a file hash to prove authenticity of a file during legal proceedings?

I've had a client come to me with a request for a feature to prove that a file uploaded to a cloud service we run is the same as the one that they subsequently stored in their document management ...
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Cloning a system for forensic analysis

How can I clone a system without leaving any footprint? I want to acquire RAM and other physical hard drives so that after cloning all the work can be done in VM without disturbing the target machine. ...