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Practical Windows Forensics

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Practical Windows Forensics

Overview of this book

Over the last few years, the wave of the cybercrime has risen rapidly. We have witnessed many major attacks on the governmental, military, financial, and media sectors. Tracking all these attacks and crimes requires a deep understanding of operating system operations, how to extract evident data from digital evidence, and the best usage of the digital forensic tools and techniques. Regardless of your level of experience in the field of information security in general, this book will fully introduce you to digital forensics. It will provide you with the knowledge needed to assemble different types of evidence effectively, and walk you through the various stages of the analysis process. We start by discussing the principles of the digital forensics process and move on to show you the approaches that are used to conduct analysis. We will then study various tools to perform live analysis, and go through different techniques to analyze volatile and non-volatile data.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Practical Windows Forensics
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Firefox is a widely-used browser that started in 2004 and has kept developing since. Starting from version 3, it started to use the SQLite format to store the usage artifacts except for the cache, and since this version the location of these artifacts is the same.

The location of the cache is at the following places:

  • Before Windows Vista: <SystemPartition>\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>

  • Since Windows Vista: <SystemPartition>\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>

The rest of the artifacts are at the following locations:

  • Before Windows Vista: <SystemPartition>\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>

  • Since Windows Vista: <SystemPartition>\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile folder>


The <profile folder> folder consists...