AX200 – Magnet AXIOM Examinations Review


I recently had the opportunity to take the AX200 Magnet AXIOM Examinations class (On-Demand) and wanted to share my experience for those thinking about taking the class.

Full disclosure: I did get access to this course for free from Magnet in exchange for feedback, but they didn't ask me to write this post in return.

Whether On-Demand works for you or not is really personal preference; some people like that they can work through it at their own pace and repeat sections as required. My preference would have been to take the class in person as I feel like you get a better experience in the class, not to mention you can focus on the task at hand. Unfortunately I missed my opportunity as the class was run nearby when I was overseas.

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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


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


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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