File System Forensic Analysis

Author: Brian Carrier
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134439546
Format: PDF
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The Definitive Guide to File System Analysis: Key Concepts and Hands-on Techniques Most digital evidence is stored within the computer's file system, but understanding how file systems work is one of the most technically challenging concepts for a digital investigator because there exists little documentation. Now, security expert Brian Carrier has written the definitive reference for everyone who wants to understand and be able to testify about how file system analysis is performed. Carrier begins with an overview of investigation and computer foundations and then gives an authoritative, comprehensive, and illustrated overview of contemporary volume and file systems: Crucial information for discovering hidden evidence, recovering deleted data, and validating your tools. Along the way, he describes data structures, analyzes example disk images, provides advanced investigation scenarios, and uses today's most valuable open source file system analysis tools—including tools he personally developed. Coverage includes Preserving the digital crime scene and duplicating hard disks for "dead analysis" Identifying hidden data on a disk's Host Protected Area (HPA) Reading source data: Direct versus BIOS access, dead versus live acquisition, error handling, and more Analyzing DOS, Apple, and GPT partitions; BSD disk labels; and Sun Volume Table of Contents using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Analyzing the contents of multiple disk volumes, such as RAID and disk spanning Analyzing FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems using key concepts, data structures, and specific techniques Finding evidence: File metadata, recovery of deleted files, data hiding locations, and more Using The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy Forensic Browser, and related open source tools When it comes to file system analysis, no other book offers this much detail or expertise. Whether you're a digital forensics specialist, incident response team member, law enforcement officer, corporate security specialist, or auditor, this book will become an indispensable resource for forensic investigations, no matter what analysis tools you use.

File System Forensic Analysis

Author: Brian Carrier
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321268174
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Moves beyond the basics and shows how to use tools to recover and analyse forensic evidence.

Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools

Author: Cory Altheide
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781597495875
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools is the definitive book on investigating and analyzing computer systems and media using open source tools. The book is a technical procedural guide, and explains the use of open source tools on Mac, Linux and Windows systems as a platform for performing computer forensics. Both well-known and novel forensic methods are demonstrated using command-line and graphical open source computer forensic tools for examining a wide range of target systems and artifacts. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners, this book uses the most current examination and analysis techniques in the field. It consists of 9 chapters that cover a range of topics such as the open source examination platform; disk and file system analysis; Windows systems and artifacts; Linux systems and artifacts; Mac OS X systems and artifacts; Internet artifacts; and automating analysis and extending capabilities. The book lends itself to use by students and those entering the field who do not have means to purchase new tools for different investigations. This book will appeal to forensic practitioners from areas including incident response teams and computer forensic investigators; forensic technicians from legal, audit, and consulting firms; and law enforcement agencies. Written by world-renowned forensic practitioners Details core concepts and techniques of forensic file system analysis Covers analysis of artifacts from the Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems

Mac OS X iPod and iPhone Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit

Author: Jesse Varsalone
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780080949185
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides digital forensic investigators, security professionals, and law enforcement with all of the information, tools, and utilities required to conduct forensic investigations of computers running any variant of the Macintosh OS X operating system, as well as the almost ubiquitous iPod and iPhone. Digital forensic investigators and security professionals subsequently can use data gathered from these devices to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases, litigate civil cases, audit adherence to federal regulatory compliance issues, and identify breech of corporate and government usage policies on networks. MAC Disks, Partitioning, and HFS+ File System Manage multiple partitions on a disk, and understand how the operating system stores data. FileVault and Time Machine Decrypt locked FileVault files and restore files backed up with Leopard's Time Machine. Recovering Browser History Uncover traces of Web-surfing activity in Safari with Web cache and .plist files Recovering Email Artifacts, iChat, and Other Chat Logs Expose communications data in iChat, Address Book, Apple's Mail, MobileMe, and Web-based email. Locating and Recovering Photos Use iPhoto, Spotlight, and shadow files to find artifacts pof photos (e.g., thumbnails) when the originals no longer exist. Finding and Recovering QuickTime Movies and Other Video Understand video file formats--created with iSight, iMovie, or another application--and how to find them. PDF, Word, and Other Document Recovery Recover text documents and metadata with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Entourage, Adobe PDF, or other formats. Forensic Acquisition and Analysis of an iPod Documentseizure of an iPod model and analyze the iPod image file and artifacts on a Mac. Forensic Acquisition and Analysis of an iPhone Acquire a physical image of an iPhone or iPod Touch and safely analyze without jailbreaking. Includes Unique Information about Mac OS X, iPod, iMac, and iPhone Forensic Analysis Unavailable Anywhere Else Authors Are Pioneering Researchers in the Field of Macintosh Forensics, with Combined Experience in Law Enforcement, Military, and Corporate Forensics

iOS Forensic Analysis

Author: Sean Morrissey
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430233427
Format: PDF, Docs
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iOS Forensic Analysis provides an in-depth look at investigative processes for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. The methods and procedures outlined in the book can be taken into any courtroom. With never-before-published iOS information and data sets that are new and evolving, this book gives the examiner and investigator the knowledge to complete a full device examination that will be credible and accepted in the forensic community. What you’ll learn How to respond to security incidents involving iOS devices How to acquire and analyze data on iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad How to analyze media exploitation on iOS devices Who this book is for Computer forensic professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, security professionals, those who are curious about such things, and educators. This book can also be employed by law enforcement training academies and universities, as well as computer forensics, information security, and e-discovery communities. Table of Contents History of Apple Mobile Devices iOS Operating and File System Analysis Search, Seizure, and Incident Response iPhone Logical Acquisition Logical Data Analysis Mac and Windows Artifacts GPS Analysis Media Exploitation Media Exploitation Analysis Network Analysis

Windows Registry Forensics

Author: Harlan Carvey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781597495813
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Windows Registry Forensics provides the background of the Windows Registry to help develop an understanding of the binary structure of Registry hive files. Approaches to live response and analysis are included, and tools and techniques for postmortem analysis are discussed at length. Tools and techniques are presented that take the student and analyst beyond the current use of viewers and into real analysis of data contained in the Registry, demonstrating the forensic value of the Registry. Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews, this book is packed with real-world examples using freely available open source tools. It also includes case studies and a CD containing code and author-created tools discussed in the book. This book will appeal to computer forensic and incident response professionals, including federal government and commercial/private sector contractors, consultants, etc. Named a 2011 Best Digital Forensics Book by InfoSec Reviews Packed with real-world examples using freely available open source tools Deep explanation and understanding of the Windows Registry – the most difficult part of Windows to analyze forensically Includes a CD containing code and author-created tools discussed in the book

Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit

Author: Harlan Carvey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124171745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Harlan Carvey has updated Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, now in its fourth edition, to cover Windows 8 systems. The primary focus of this edition is on analyzing Windows 8 systems and processes using free and open-source tools. The book covers live response, file analysis, malware detection, timeline, and much more. Harlan Carvey presents real-life experiences from the trenches, making the material realistic and showing the why behind the how. The companion and toolkit materials are hosted online. This material consists of electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, free custom tools, and walk-through demos. This edition complements Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Second Edition, which focuses primarily on XP, and Windows Forensic Analysis Toolkit, Third Edition, which focuses primarily on Windows 7. This new fourth edition provides expanded coverage of many topics beyond Windows 8 as well, including new cradle-to-grave case examples, USB device analysis, hacking and intrusion cases, and "how would I do this" from Harlan's personal case files and questions he has received from readers. The fourth edition also includes an all-new chapter on reporting. Complete coverage and examples of Windows 8 systems Contains lessons from the field, case studies, and war stories Companion online toolkit material, including electronic printable checklists, cheat sheets, custom tools, and walk-throughs

Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit

Author: Harlan Carvey
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780080957036
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Windows Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit, 2nd Edition, is a completely updated and expanded version of Harlan Carvey's best-selling forensics book on incident response and investigating cybercrime on Windows systems. With this book, you will learn how to analyze data during live and post-mortem investigations. New to this edition is Forensic Analysis on a Budget, which collects freely available tools that are essential for small labs, state (or below) law enforcement, and educational organizations. The book also includes new pedagogical elements, Lessons from the Field, Case Studies, and War Stories that present real-life experiences by an expert in the trenches, making the material real and showing the why behind the how. The companion DVD contains significant, and unique, materials (movies, spreadsheet, code, etc.) not available anyplace else because they were created by the author. This book will appeal to digital forensic investigators, IT security professionals, engineers, and system administrators as well as students and consultants. Best-Selling Windows Digital Forensic book completely updated in this 2nd Edition Learn how to Analyze Data During Live and Post-Mortem Investigations DVD Includes Custom Tools, Updated Code, Movies, and Spreadsheets!

Operating System Forensics

Author: Ric Messier
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 0128019638
Format: PDF
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Operating System Forensics is the first book to cover all three critical operating systems for digital forensic investigations in one comprehensive reference. Users will learn how to conduct successful digital forensic examinations in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS, the methodologies used, key technical concepts, and the tools needed to perform examinations. Mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry are also covered, providing everything practitioners need to conduct a forensic investigation of the most commonly used operating systems, including technical details of how each operating system works and how to find artifacts. This book walks you through the critical components of investigation and operating system functionality, including file systems, data recovery, memory forensics, system configuration, Internet access, cloud computing, tracking artifacts, executable layouts, malware, and log files. You'll find coverage of key technical topics like Windows Registry, /etc directory, Web browers caches, Mbox, PST files, GPS data, ELF, and more. Hands-on exercises in each chapter drive home the concepts covered in the book. You'll get everything you need for a successful forensics examination, including incident response tactics and legal requirements. Operating System Forensics is the only place you'll find all this covered in one book. Covers digital forensic investigations of the three major operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS Presents the technical details of each operating system, allowing users to find artifacts that might be missed using automated tools Hands-on exercises drive home key concepts covered in the book. Includes discussions of cloud, Internet, and major mobile operating systems such as Android and iOS

UNIX and Linux Forensic Analysis DVD Toolkit

Author: Chris Pogue
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 9780080879123
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book addresses topics in the area of forensic analysis of systems running on variants of the UNIX operating system, which is the choice of hackers for their attack platforms. According to a 2007 IDC report, UNIX servers account for the second-largest segment of spending (behind Windows) in the worldwide server market with $4.2 billion in 2Q07, representing 31.7% of corporate server spending. UNIX systems have not been analyzed to any significant depth largely due to a lack of understanding on the part of the investigator, an understanding and knowledge base that has been achieved by the attacker. The book begins with a chapter to describe why and how the book was written, and for whom, and then immediately begins addressing the issues of live response (volatile) data collection and analysis. The book continues by addressing issues of collecting and analyzing the contents of physical memory (i.e., RAM). The following chapters address /proc analysis, revealing the wealth of significant evidence, and analysis of files created by or on UNIX systems. Then the book addresses the underground world of UNIX hacking and reveals methods and techniques used by hackers, malware coders, and anti-forensic developers. The book then illustrates to the investigator how to analyze these files and extract the information they need to perform a comprehensive forensic analysis. The final chapter includes a detailed discussion of loadable kernel Modules and malware. Throughout the book the author provides a wealth of unique information, providing tools, techniques and information that won't be found anywhere else. This book contains information about UNIX forensic analysis that is not available anywhere else. Much of the information is a result of the author's own unique research and work. The authors have the combined experience of law enforcement, military, and corporate forensics. This unique perspective makes this book attractive to all forensic investigators.