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Learning Network Forensics

By : Samir Datt
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Learning Network Forensics

By: Samir Datt

Overview of this book

We live in a highly networked world. Every digital device—phone, tablet, or computer is connected to each other, in one way or another. In this new age of connected networks, there is network crime. Network forensics is the brave new frontier of digital investigation and information security professionals to extend their abilities to catch miscreants on the network. The book starts with an introduction to the world of network forensics and investigations. You will begin by getting an understanding of how to gather both physical and virtual evidence, intercepting and analyzing network data, wireless data packets, investigating intrusions, and so on. You will further explore the technology, tools, and investigating methods using malware forensics, network tunneling, and behaviors. By the end of the book, you will gain a complete understanding of how to successfully close a case.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Network Forensics
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Collecting network logs

All machines on your network are not likely to be Linux; therefore, to keep a balance of things, we will use Windows as an example for this exercise.

To start Event Viewer, click on the start button and write Event Viewer, as shown in the following screenshot:

The Event Viewer will open up as shown in the following screenshot:

Event Viewer stores consists of the following components:

  • Custom Views

  • Windows Logs

  • Applications and Services Logs

The different views stores are as follows:

  • Custom Views:

    • Administrative Events: This contains the Critical, Error, and Warning events from all administrative logs, as shown in the following screenshot:

    • Location Activity: As the name suggests, this contains the location activity, as shown in the following screenshot:

  • Windows Logs: Windows log stores events from legacy applications and events that apply to the entire system:

    • Application: The Application log stores events logged by the applications or programs. For example, a database...