Tag Archives: basics

TTLs and where to find them

Recently I have been conducted a lot of interviews for SOC Analysts; one of the questions I ask is as follows: You are reviewing your DNS logs and find an answer to a DNS query which shows rabbitcoldhotel.evil.com on <AnyExternalIP> … Continue reading

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Windows Spotlight Image Location

Bit of a change from my typical security related posts. I was hunting around on my machine for a new blog post when I stumbled across a folder full of oddly named files. The files were named as their SHA1 … Continue reading

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HTTP Cookies – Part 4 – Safari Cookies

Safari Location Pretty sure this location has been the same for a number of years now, if not let me know in the comments: ~/libraries/cookies Removing Safari Cookies I am not a MAC expert, so I am going to bow … Continue reading

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HTTP Cookies – Part 3 – Chrome Cookies

Chrome Location Windows 7 onwards: %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default Unlike Internet Explorer (and like Firefox) Chrome does not use individual text files, but instead uses a SQLite database. In order to view this you will need a SQLite browser (easy to get … Continue reading

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HTTP Cookies – Part 1 – Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

Finding Internet Explorer/Edge Cookies (Windows 7-10… possibly Vista, but who uses Vista?!) Microsoft introduced a cool new way of finding your cookies. From the Run prompt or any Explorer window type “shell:cookies” and you will be taken to the Cookies … Continue reading

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Wireshark – Introduction

What is Wireshark According to Wireshark.org: Wireshark® is a network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. What does this mean to you? This means Wireshark allows you to view network … Continue reading

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Types of Threat – Explained

From a high level what are the types or categories of threats faced by the Security professional? Let’s go over some basics. Internal Authorised Internal Unauthorised Internal to External External to Internal External to External (new) The first 4 are … Continue reading

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Pass-the-hash Mitigation – Tip of the Day

I have been recently researching Pass the Hash mitigation techniques and I have found that there are the usual comments about not logging on to workstations with Admin accounts, ensuring your local admin accounts don’t have the same password, ensuring … Continue reading

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Windows XP Restore Points

I know XP is going the way of the Dodo, which is why I wanted to write this post. As blogs and posts update and keep up with the latest versions of Windows I find it harder and harder to … Continue reading

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Link Files

Link (lnk) files are a valuable source of information in a forensic investigation and should not be casually overlooked. What are Link files? Link files are created by the system when a file is opened, even if that file is … Continue reading

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