Tag Archives: Windows Registry Forensics

Force Enabling ReadyBoost Windows 7/8

Whilst writing a presentation on USB Forensics, I was hit with a problem with ReadyBoost being disabled on my Virtual Machine. The message would read This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost is not enabled on this computer because … Continue reading

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USB Forensic “Roadmap”

As I have been researching and investigating USB Forensics I put together a “Roadmap” for my own personal reference. I made it using Maltego Case File and refer to it every now and then when I am attempting to remember … 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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Mounted Devices Key

Here is a screen capture of a Mounted Devices key. As you can see it can appear quite daunting. In a previous blog post I covered how a USB Mass Storage devices would simply convert ASCII to Hex and use … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Update

Update #1 This is a late update to USB Forensics Part 4 – Volume Serial Number An important side note: As I have done more investigations I realised that this key will not be populated if the machine is deemed … Continue reading

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Research: Decoding LanmanServer\Shares

For my first fully independent research topic I chose to look at the registry key created when an object is shared. This all started with a job we were investigating recently where the indicators we were given did not turn … Continue reading

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Jump Lists

What is a Jump List? A Jump List looks something like: From left to right we have; Windows Media Player Start Menu, Wordpad Internet Explorer Jump Lists were introduced in Windows 7 to allow frequently used files/tasks/webpages to be selected … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Final Part! (aka Pt. 7) Device first/last plugged in

The USB forensics thread can continue until the end of time, or at least the end of my free space on here, with this in mind I am only showing you the basics of USB forensics. I may cover more … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Pt. 6 Which user account used the USB device

Having all this information is all well and good, but right now all we can say for sure is that a USB device was used on this machine. Just because someone logged on to that machine doesn’t make them the … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Pt.5 Determine the Drive Letter

Finding the last Drive letter used by the USB device is actually quite simple…. or at least it should be! Go to the following Key: SYSTEM\MountedDevices Each drive letter is listed, however in my example on the VM the E: … Continue reading

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