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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.
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Practical Windows Forensics
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Autopsy is a web-based interface for TSK, which uses the same tools in TSK and presents the results in a graphical interface. To conduct analysis with TSK, the investigator needs to start the server first from the command line. After starting the autopsy, it will give the investigator the URL to access it from the Internet, which in this case is http://localhost:9999/autopsy. Don't shut down the process of the autopsy during the analysis; otherwise, the analysis won't be active:

Starting Autopsy

Then, from the browser, open that URL to start creating the case:

Autopsy interface

We need to create a new case, and then enter some information about the case to make it easy for the investigator to follow up about the cases and who is working on each case:

Creating a new case

After creating the case, a directory for this case will be created by default at /var/lib/autopsy (which is named after the case name), including all the files of the case. What we did is just create the case; now, we need...