Tag Archives: Windows8

Mozilla Firefox – Basics

Mozilla Firefox was the most popular back in 2011, and although its popularity has been surpassed by Google Chrome (which I will cover later), it still holds around a quarter of the internet’s browser base. With Windows 7 there were … 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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USB Forensics Pt. 4 Volume Serial Number

On to Part 4 of our ongoing discoveries about USB forensics. A quick recap So far we have managed to get details of two devices which have been connected to our image. We have looked at how to get: Unique … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Pt. 3 Discover the Volume Name

Part 3 of our investigation is to discover what the Volume Name of the USB device was. This can be helpful when looking into Link (.lnk) files (which I will cover in a later blog post). It can also occasionally … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Pt. 2 Vendor ID (VID) & Product ID (PID)

In Part 1 we discussed how to find the Unique Serial Number ID for the USB devices historically connected to the device you are investigating. The next step is a simple one, finding the VID & PID (I say simple, … Continue reading

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USB Forensics Pt. 1 Serial Number

Forensicating USB devices can be a arduous task, as such I am going to break it down into byte (get it) size chunks. In order to get the Serial number from a USB device we must start our investigation on … Continue reading

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RegBack Folder Update Times

Following on from timestamps and how I said they shouldn’t be trusted, I am now going to talk about…. timestamps! The RegBack folder holds a backup copy of the Registry Hives and is located %system32%\config\regback. It is believed that these … Continue reading

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Hives and Tools and Timestamps….. oh my!

Continuing on from yesterday’s post regarding Hive files not updating: A colleague and I (say hi Joe) have been doing some research on this along with some very helpful comments from Brian Moran (@brianjmoran) via Twitter. My previous post commented … Continue reading

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