Sorry for not blogging recently, I have been writing a ridiculously long piece of coursework (7,441 words at 18 pages) on malware and virtual machines which was due in today. Last Thursday we had 6 hours of Forensic Science Practical classes and 'twas awesome! The first three hours involved taking out clothing and shoes from … Continue reading Forensic Science Practical FTW
Great little tool on FirefoxForensics to do the same sort of thing as with IE. Firefox stores its cache of URLs etc in sqlite databases, which can be found in this folder: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profilename] For example there is a cookies.sqlite, formhistory.sqlite and downloads.sqlite for starters! I wish IE would be this neat! I have updated my graph … Continue reading FireFox usage
For one of my labs this week we had to browse a few websites using IE and then using an Internet Explorer analysis tool find out as much info as possible about what we looked at. IE logs all browser activity in index.dat files. The data stored includes the URL, data and time of last modification and … Continue reading Internet Explorer usage
In today’s forensic science theory lectures we got taught that not only is DNA not unique, but there is an actual chance of two people having the same DNA profile. The lecturer first explained the birthday paradox, and then tried to explain it with DNA and got me terribly confused with what numbers go where … Continue reading Doppelgangers at large?
Steganography is the art of hiding something in something else in plain sight. Usually images or text are hidden within other images or sound files. For example, in the image below of trees there is an image of a cat hidden inside it. Wikipedia explains that for each component of each RGB value, if you take just … Continue reading Image Steganography