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Planning on doing the following, any comments, ideas, objections?:
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{{Infobox_Software |
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  name = plaso |
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  maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]] |
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  os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
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  genre = {{Analysis}} |
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  license = {{APL}} |
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  website = [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ code.google.com/p/plaso/] |
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}}
  
== Move as DAT ==
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Plaso (plaso langar að safna öllu) is the Python based back-end engine used by tools such as log2timeline for automatic creation of a super timelines. The goal of log2timeline (and thus plaso) is to provide a single tool that can parse various log files and forensic artifacts from computers and related systems, such as network equipment to produce a single correlated timeline. This timeline can then be easily analysed by forensic investigators/analysts, speeding up investigations by correlating the vast amount of information found on an average computer system. Plaso is intended to be applied for creating super timelines but also supports creating [http://blog.kiddaland.net/2013/02/targeted-timelines-part-i.html targeted timelines].
  
I think this page should be moved as "DAT" and then let all Internet Explorer History File Format links redirect to the format DAT.  Then in the DAT page, a little about how .dat is a common extention used by many programs to name their data files, and then the majority of the page about index.dat files specifically.  --[[User:Kristofer|Kristofer]] 00:15, 19 June 2007 (PDT)
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The Plaso project site also provides [[4n6time]], formerly "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by [[David Nides]].
  
== File Locations ==
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== Supported Formats ==
  
After moving, more of the major file locations of the index.dat should be added too. 
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
I will type out the full paths later, but quickly for example, the temp internet files, cookies, history, userdat, folders.  Also the ones in the system account in the windows directory, and note other accounts exist like the all users, administrator, network account, and i386 folder doesn't count does it?  Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but the History.IE6 folder should be History.IE5, regardless of IE 5, 6, or 7 being installed.  --[[User:Kristofer|Kristofer]] 00:15, 19 June 2007 (PDT)
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
== Links ==
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=== Volume System Formats ===
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
http://www.latenighthacking.com/projects/2003/reIndexDat/ is a great link in my opinion going through the methods of discovering the format of this unofficially documented file.  It would be great, through the help of everyone, to fill in the missing parts of the general format and outline it here, for future programmers needing to do forensics with these files.  --[[User:Kristofer|Kristofer]] 00:15, 19 June 2007 (PDT)
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=== File System Formats ===
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
== Different Formats of index.dat ==
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=== File formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
We can write about the differences between the temporary internet files index.dat file, history index.dat file, and cookies index.dat file, while including the file paths of the other index.dat files but not emphasising on them, like the one in UserData folders. 
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* Apple System Log (ASL)
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* Basic Security Module (BSM)
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* Bencode files
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* [[Google Chrome|Chrome cache files]]
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* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
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* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
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* [[OLE Compound File]] using [[libolecf]]
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* [[Property list (plist)|Property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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* SQLite databases
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* Syslog
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
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* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
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* [[LNK|Windows Shortcut File (LNK) format]] using [[liblnk]]
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* [[Windows XML Event Log (EVTX)]] using [[libevtx]]
  
Speaking about the three major ones seperately is important because some things are differen't between them, like the REDR tag is not in any history index.dat files, yet we have it listed on the current page.  And in the URL tag, in the temporary internet files index.dat, the file name of the local cached file is specified with the originating URL. Another difference off the top of my head, the history index.dat files include page title names, and temporary internet files index.dat doesn't. --[[User:Kristofer|Kristofer]] 00:15, 19 June 2007 (PDT)
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=== Bencode file formats ===
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* Transmission
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* uTorrent
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=== ESE database file formats ===
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* Internet Explorer WebCache format
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
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* Document summary information
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* Summary information (top-level only)
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=== Property list (plist) formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
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* Android call logs
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* Android SMS
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* Chrome cookies
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* Chrome browsing and downloads history
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* Firefox browsing and downloads history
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* Google Drive
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* Launch services quarantine events
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* MacKeeper
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* Mac OS X document versions
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* Skype
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* Zeitgeist activity
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=== Windows Registry formats ===
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
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== History ==
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Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based [[log2timeline]] initially created by [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]]. Plaso builds upon the [[SleuthKit]], [[libyal]] and other projects.
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== See Also ==
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* [[dfvfs]]
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* [[log2timeline]]
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== External Links ==
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* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
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* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
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* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]

Revision as of 02:33, 3 June 2014

plaso
Maintainer: Kristinn Gudjonsson, Joachim Metz
OS: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
Genre: Analysis
License: APL
Website: code.google.com/p/plaso/

Plaso (plaso langar að safna öllu) is the Python based back-end engine used by tools such as log2timeline for automatic creation of a super timelines. The goal of log2timeline (and thus plaso) is to provide a single tool that can parse various log files and forensic artifacts from computers and related systems, such as network equipment to produce a single correlated timeline. This timeline can then be easily analysed by forensic investigators/analysts, speeding up investigations by correlating the vast amount of information found on an average computer system. Plaso is intended to be applied for creating super timelines but also supports creating targeted timelines.

The Plaso project site also provides 4n6time, formerly "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by David Nides.

Supported Formats

Storage Media Image File Formats

Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by dfvfs.

Volume System Formats

Volume System Format support is provided by dfvfs.

File System Formats

File System Format support is provided by dfvfs.

File formats

TODO expand this list

Bencode file formats

  • Transmission
  • uTorrent

ESE database file formats

  • Internet Explorer WebCache format

OLE Compound File formats

  • Document summary information
  • Summary information (top-level only)

Property list (plist) formats

TODO expand this list

SQLite database file formats

  • Android call logs
  • Android SMS
  • Chrome cookies
  • Chrome browsing and downloads history
  • Firefox browsing and downloads history
  • Google Drive
  • Launch services quarantine events
  • MacKeeper
  • Mac OS X document versions
  • Skype
  • Zeitgeist activity

Windows Registry formats

TODO expand this list

History

Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based log2timeline initially created by Kristinn Gudjonsson. Plaso builds upon the SleuthKit, libyal and other projects.

See Also

External Links