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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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Plaso in practice

Let's take a look how we can use Plaso in practice.

Let's assume that we have an image of the hard drive from the infected PC, and now we need to investigate this case to figure out how the infection occurred.

First, we need observe the image and determine partitions, which we need to analyze. To do this, we need to use the mmls tool from TSK.

Then, we can build bodyfile with log2timeline:

Now, we will use a dynamic format for output. The dynamic output format allows the setting of filtering rules as SQL-SELECT-like requests. We will build our rules based on the following attributes of events:




This is the date of the event


This is the time of the event


This is the time zone of the event


This is the source of the event (FILE,REG, ...)

Message, Description

This is the description of the event


This is the user associated to the event


This is the ID of the computer associated to the event


This is the...