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<b>PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU EDIT THE LISTS BELOW</b><br>
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The '''Word Document (DOC) file format''' has the '''.doc''' extension. This file type originates from [[Microsoft Word]]. However, other word processing software can be used to display these files as well. These include:
Events should be posted in the correct section, and in date order.  An event should NEVER be listed in more than one section (i.e. Ongoing/Continuous events should not be listed in Scheduled Training).  When events begin the same day, events of a longer length should be listed first. New postings of events with the same date(s) as other events should be added after events already in the list. If a provider offers the same event at several locations simultaneously, the listing should have a single (ONE) entry in the list with the date(s) and ALL locations for the event. Please use three-letter month abbreviations (i.e. Sep, NOT Sept. or September), use two digit dates (i.e. Jan 01 NOT Jan 1), and use date ranges rather than listing every date during an event(i.e. Jan 02-05, NOT Jan 02, 03, 04, 05).<br>
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* [[WordPad]]
<i>Some conferences or training opportunities may be <u>limited</u> to <b>Law Enforcement Only</b> or to a specific audience. Such restrictions should be noted when known.</i>
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* [[WordPerfect]]
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* [[OpenOffice]]
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* [[AbiWord]]
  
This is a BY DATE listing of upcoming conferences and training events relevant to [[digital forensics]].  It is not an all inclusive list, but includes most well-known activities.  Some events may duplicate events on the generic [[conferences]] page, but entries in this list have specific dates and locations for the upcoming event.
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The Word DOC file format should not be confused with [[DOCX]].
  
This listing is divided into four sections (described as follows):<br>
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== MIME types ==
<ol><li><b><u>Calls For Papers</u></b> - Calls for papers for either Journals or for Conferences, relevant to Digital Forensics (Name, Closing Date, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>Conferences</u></b> - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>On-Going / Continuous Training</u></b> - Training opportunities that are either always available online/distance learning format (start anytime) or that are offered the same time every month (Name, date-if applicable, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>[[Scheduled Training Courses]]</u></b> - Training Classes/Courses that are scheduled for specific dates/locations.  This would include online (or distance learning format) courses which begin on specific dates, instead of the "start anytime" courses listed in the previous section. (Name, Date(s), Location(s), URL) (''note: this has been moved to its own page.'')<br></li></ol>
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The Conference and Training List is provided by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Digital and Multimedia Sciences Section Listserv. 
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The following [[MIME types]] apply to this [[file format]]:
<i> (Subscribe by sending an email to listserv@lists.mitre.org with message body containing SUBSCRIBE AAFS-DIGITAL-MULTIMEDIA-LIST)</i>
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Requests for additions, deletions or corrections to this list may be sent by email to David Baker <i>(bakerd AT mitre.org)</i>.
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== Calls For Papers ==
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* application/msword
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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* application/doc
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* appl/text
! Title
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* application/vnd.msword
! Due Date
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* application/vnd.ms-word
! Website
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* application/winword
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* application/word
|6th Australian Digital Forensics Conference
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* application/x-msw6
|Oct 11, 2008
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* application/x-msword
|http://scissec.scis.ecu.edu.au/conferences2008/callforpapers.php?cf=2
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* zz-application/zz-winassoc-doc
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|5th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Oct 15, 2008
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|http://www.ifip119.org/Conferences/WG11-9-CFP-2009.pdf
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|ShmooCon 2009
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|Dec 01, 2008
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|http://www.shmoocon.org/cfp.html
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|Security Opus
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|Dec 01, 2008
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|http://www.securityopus.com/SORpapers.php
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|3rd Edition of Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal
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|Jan 31, 2009
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|http://www.ssddfj.org/Call.asp
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|4rd International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
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|Feb 01, 2009
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe09/
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|2009 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Feb 20, 2009
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/callforpapers.htm
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== Conferences ==
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== File signature ==
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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|- style="background:#bfbfbf; font-weight: bold"
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! Title
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! Date/Location
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! Website
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|4th International Conference on IT Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Sep 23-25, Mannheim,  Germany
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|http://www.imf-conference.org/
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|Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) AppSec 2008 Conference
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|Sep 24-25, New York City, NY
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|http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_NYC_AppSec_2008_Conference
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|VB2008 anti-malware conference
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|Oct 01-03, Ottawa, Canada
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2008/
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|ENFSI Forensic IT Working Group meeting Limited to law enforcement
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|Oct 01-03, Madrid, Spain
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|http://www.enfsi.eu/page.php?uid=2
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|ANZFSS - 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
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|Oct 06-09, Melbourne, Australia
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|http://www.anzfss2008.org.au/
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|13th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
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|Oct 06-08, Malaga, Spain
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|http://www.isac.uma.es/esorics08/
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|Economic and High Tech Crime Summit 2008
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|Oct 07-08, Memphis, TN
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|http://summit.nw3c.org/
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|3rd International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software
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|Oct 07-08, Alexandria, VA
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|http://isiom.wssrl.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=45&Itemid=53
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|First Eurasian Congress of Forensic Sciences
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|Oct 08-11, Istanbul, Turkey
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|http://www.adlitip2008.com/indexen.asp
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|3nd International Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics & Incident Analysis
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|Oct 09, Malaga, Spain
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|http://www.icsd.aegean.gr/wdfia08/
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|Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit
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|Oct 15-16, Atlanta, GA
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|http://www.ecrimeresearch.org/
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|2008 HTCIA International Training Conference
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|Oct 22-28, Atlantic City, NJ
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|http://www.htcia.org/conference.shtml
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|2008 International Video Evidence Symposium and Training Conference
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|Oct 22-24, Orlando, FL
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|http://leva.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=56&Itemid=98
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|Hack in the Box Security Conference 2008
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|Oct 27-30, Malaysia
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|http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2008kl/
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|Paraben Forensics Innovation Conference
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|Nov 09-12, Park City, UT
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|http://www.pfic2008.com/
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|DeepSec 2008
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|Nov 11-14, Vienna, Austria
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|https://deepsec.net/
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|6th Australian Digital Forensics Conference
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|Dec 01-03, Mount Lawley, WA, Australia
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|http://scissec.scis.ecu.edu.au/conferences2008/index.php?cf=2
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|Digital Forensics Forum Arabia 2008
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|Dec 15-17, Manama, Bahrain
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|http://dff-worldwide.com/index.php?page=dff-arabia-2008-conference&hl=en_US
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|e-Forensics 2009
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|Jan 19-21, Adelaide, Australia
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|http://www.e-forensics.eu/
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|2009 DoD Cyber Crime Conference
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|Jan 24-30, St. Louis, MO
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/
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|5th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Jan 25-28, Orlando, FL
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|http://www.ifip119.org/Conferences/
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|ShmooCon 2009
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|Feb 06-08, Washington, DC
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|http://www.shmoocon.org/
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|American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting
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|Feb 16-21, Denver, CO
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|http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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|24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Computer Forensics Track
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|Mar 08-12, Honolulu, HI
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|http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2009
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|ARES 2009 Conference
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|Mar 16-19, Fukuoka, Japan
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/
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|Security Opus
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|Mar 17-18, San Francisco, CA
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|http://www.securityopus.com
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|Fourth International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
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|May 22, Oakland, CA
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe09/
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|ADFSL 2009 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|May 20-22, Burlington, VT
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org
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|2009 Techno Security Conference
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|May 31- Jun 03, Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/index.html
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|Mobile Forensics World 2009
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|Jun 03 - Jun 06, Chicago, IL
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|http://www.mobileforensicsworld.com
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|IEEE ICC Communication and Information Systems Security (CISS) Symposium
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|Jun 14-18, Dresden, Germany
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|http://www.ieee-icc.org/2009/
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop
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|Aug 17-19, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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|http://www.dfrws.org
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|Triennial Meeting of the European Academy of Forensic Science
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|Sep 08-11, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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|http://www.eafs2009.com/
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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[[Microsoft Word]] documents of version 97-2003 use the [[OLE Compound File]] (OLECF). These files therefore have the OLECF file signature
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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|- style="background:#bfbfbf; font-weight: bold"
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! Title
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! Date/Location or Venue
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! Website
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| ----DISTANCE LEARNING----
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|Basic Computer Examiner Course - Computer Forensic Training Online
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.cftco.com
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|Linux Data Forensics Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
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|SANS On-Demand Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.sans.org/ondemand/?portal=69456f95660ade45be29c00b0c14aea1
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| ----RECURRING TRAINING----
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|MaresWare Suite Training
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|First full week every month, Atlanta, GA
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|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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|First full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
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|Second full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
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|Third full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Computer Forensics Training and CCE&trade; Testing for Litigation Support Professionals
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|Third weekend of every month (Fri-Mon), Dallas, TX
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|http://www.md5group.com
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|}
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==[[Scheduled Training Courses]]==
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The object stream of the OLECF containing a Word document contains the string "Word.Document" with some version.
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== Word 97-2003 documents ==
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The Word Binary File format is stored in the OLECF using multiple streams:
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* WordDocument stream
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* Table stream (0Table, 1Table)
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* Data stream
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== Encryption ==
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Versions 97/2000 encrypt documents with a very weak algorithm. This password scheme can be broken easily by several different products and it is possible to decrypt the contents without discovering the password. This is done by testing all 1,099,511,627,776 possible keys. Ultimate Zip Cracker by VDGSoftware is one utility that can perform this decryption.
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== See Also==
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[http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/Word97-2007BinaryFileFormat(doc)Specification.pdf Word 97-2007 Binary File Format by Microsoft]
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== Extracting Strings ==
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On a unix-like machine try this command to extract strings from a .doc file:
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<code>
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cat /tmp/test.doc | tr -d \\0  | strings | more
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</code>
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(where /tmp/test.doc is the path to your .doc file)
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Note that a Word 97 and later document can contain both extended ASCII with codepage 1252 and UTF-16 little-endian text. So using basic Unix string is not worth much. Use the sleuthkit strings or EnCase instead.
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[[Category:File Formats]]

Revision as of 15:39, 16 January 2010

The Word Document (DOC) file format has the .doc extension. This file type originates from Microsoft Word. However, other word processing software can be used to display these files as well. These include:

The Word DOC file format should not be confused with DOCX.

MIME types

The following MIME types apply to this file format:

  • application/msword
  • application/doc
  • appl/text
  • application/vnd.msword
  • application/vnd.ms-word
  • application/winword
  • application/word
  • application/x-msw6
  • application/x-msword
  • zz-application/zz-winassoc-doc

File signature

Microsoft Word documents of version 97-2003 use the OLE Compound File (OLECF). These files therefore have the OLECF file signature

The object stream of the OLECF containing a Word document contains the string "Word.Document" with some version.

Word 97-2003 documents

The Word Binary File format is stored in the OLECF using multiple streams:

  • WordDocument stream
  • Table stream (0Table, 1Table)
  • Data stream

Encryption

Versions 97/2000 encrypt documents with a very weak algorithm. This password scheme can be broken easily by several different products and it is possible to decrypt the contents without discovering the password. This is done by testing all 1,099,511,627,776 possible keys. Ultimate Zip Cracker by VDGSoftware is one utility that can perform this decryption.

See Also

Word 97-2007 Binary File Format by Microsoft

Extracting Strings

On a unix-like machine try this command to extract strings from a .doc file:

cat /tmp/test.doc | tr -d \\0 | strings | more

(where /tmp/test.doc is the path to your .doc file)

Note that a Word 97 and later document can contain both extended ASCII with codepage 1252 and UTF-16 little-endian text. So using basic Unix string is not worth much. Use the sleuthkit strings or EnCase instead.