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2019 Forensic 4cast Awards Nominations

It’s nomination time again for the Forensic 4cast Awards, held at the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin, Texas. I thought I would post up my nominations to recognise all the people and teams that have contributed to the #DFIR community over the last year.

Lee changed things up a little bit this year, meaning that you have to provide a reason for your nomination. I think this is a good change and hopefully it will flow into the voting process, encouraging people to explain what they have done in the year for you to win their vote.

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Sunday Funday – File Access on MacOS Mojave

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Had a bit of time so decided to enter this weeks Sunday Funday. I didn’t win, but figured I would share it for reference. Congrats to Amy for winning!

I didn’t do a very comprehensive test, I just accessed a picture and video with native apps and then did a keyword search, so hits were uncovered that may not all indicate file access, and nothing was done to determine ‘when’ files were accessed.

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KAPE Tricks

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For those that didn’t see, last week Eric Zimmerman, the creator of a number of fine forensics tools, released a new tool called KAPE, which is the Kroll Artifact Parser and Extractor. This tool provides examiners the ability to quickly collect files and folders into a storage location (folder/vhd/vhdx), and then parse them with various utilities.

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Quick Post: Notes on the Win10 Recycle Bin

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Just a quick post on the Windows Recycle Bin whilst it’s fresh in my mind (also because I posted some findings on Twitter, and will definitely lose them if I want to refer back another time). I figure since I did the testing I should get it down somewhere. Already spent the time to do it so may as well get it down on paper so I don’t have to redo it again another time 🙂

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Sunday Funday – Cutting across NTFS Volumes

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Another Sunday Funday!

This time, we’re cutting and pasting across volumes. I decided to take a slightly different route than last week and just created two VHDs to cut and paste between. (I have no idea why I didn’t think of that last week, do all of the copying and pasting in one go and then be done with it. If there’s a hard way to do something, I will find it 🙂 ).

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