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'''Note:''' We're trying to use the same [[tool template]] for all devices. Please use this if possible.
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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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'''TODO: Not all of the following are tools, most are simply company names. The tools should have their own articles...'''
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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].
  
= Hardware imagers =
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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]].
; [[DeepSpar Disk Imager]]
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: Handles Data Recovery Imaging issues, drive instability, and bad sectors. http://www.deepspar.com/products-ds-disk-imager.html  - Data Sheet and Whitepaper available for download from product web page.
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; [[ICS Solo3]]
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: Supports USB, Firewire and SCSI drives. http://www.icsforensic.com/
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; [[Logicube Talon]]
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: Supports USB
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; [[PSIClone]]
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: Built-in PATA, SATA, USB and write blocker. http://www.thepsiclone.com/
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: Enhanced Error Handling and Logging
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; [[Voom HardCopy III]]
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: Allows destination drive to be formatted in NTFS.
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= Unix-based imagers=
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== Supported Formats ==
  
; [[ewfacquire]]
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
: Part of the [[libewf]] library package, [[ewfacquire]] can create evidence files in the EnCase and FTK Imager [[E0*]] (EWF-E01) and SMART s0* (EWF-S01) formats. [[ewfacquire]] calculates an MD5 hash while the data is being acquired. Ewfacquire provides support for byte swapping of media bytes. This is useful for dealing with big endian media on and little endian architectures and vice versa. It also has intelligent error recovery.
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
:https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/libewf/
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; [[Adepto]]
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=== Volume System Formats ===
: http://www.e-fense.com/helix/
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
; [[aimage]]
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=== File System Formats ===
: Part of the [[AFF]] system, [[aimage]] can create files is raw, AFF, AFD, or AFM formats. AFF and AFD formats can be compressed or uncompressed. [[aimage]]  can optionally compress and calculate [[MD5]] or [[SHA-1]] hash residues while the data is being copied. It has intelligent error recovery, similar to what is in [[ddrescue]].
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
  
; [[AIR]]
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=== File formats ===
: AIR (Automated Image and Restore) is a GUI front-end to dd/dcfldd designed for easily creating forensic bit images.
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
: http://air-imager.sourceforge.net/
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; [[dcfldd]]
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* Apple System Log (ASL)
: A version of [[dd]] created by the [[Digital Computer Forensics Laboratory]]. [[dcfldd]] is an enhanced version of [[GNU]] dd with features useful for forensics and security, such as calculating [[MD5]] or [[SHA-1]] [[hash]]es on the fly and faster disk wiping.
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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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* [[Property list (plist)|Binary property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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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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* 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]]
  
; [[dd]]
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=== Bencode file formats ===
: A program that converts and copies files, is one of the oldest [[Unix]] programs. I can copy data from any Unix "file" (including a [[raw partition]]) to any other Unix "file" (including a disk file or a raw partition). This is one of the oldest of the imaging tools, and produces [[raw image files]]. Extended into [[dcfldd]].
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* Transmission
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* uTorrent
  
; EnCase [[LinEn]]
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=== ESE database file formats ===
: Linux-based version of EnCase's forensic imaging tool.
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
; GNU [[ddrescue]]
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
; [[dd_rescue]]
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
: http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/
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* Android call logs
: A tool similar to [[dd]], but unlike dd it will continue reading the next sector, if it stumbles over bad sectors it cannot read.
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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
  
; iLook [[IXimager]]
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=== Windows Registry formats ===
: The primary imaging tool for [[iLook]]. It is [[Linux]] based and produces compressed authenticatable [[image file]]s that may only be read in the iLook analysis tool.
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<b>TODO expand this list</b>
  
; [[MacQuisition Boot CD]]
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== History ==
: Provides software to safely image [[Macintosh]] drives.
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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.
  
; [[rdd]]
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== See Also ==
: http://sourceforge.net/projects/rdd
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* [[dfvfs]]
: Rdd is robust with respect to read errors and incorporates several other functions: MD5 and SHA-1 hashing, block hashing, entropy computation, checksumming, network transfer, and output splitting.
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* [[log2timeline]]
  
; [[sdd]]
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== External Links ==
: Another [[dd]]-like tool. It is supposed to be faster in certain situations.
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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]
= Windows-based imagers =
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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]
; [[AccessData]]
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: Their ultimate tool lets you "READ, ACQUIRE, DECRYPT, ANALYZE and REPORT (R.A.D.A.R.)."
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; [[ASR]]
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: A tool for [[imaging]] and analyzing disks.
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; [[DIBS]]
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: Can image and convert many file formats. Also builds mobile toolkit.
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; [[EnCase]]
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: Can image with out dongle plugged in. Only images to E0* file.
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; [[FTK Imager]] by [[AccessData]]
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: Can image and convert many image formats. Including [[E0*]] (EWF-E01), s0* (EWF-S01) and [[dd]]. Also a free tool.
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; [[Ghost]]
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: FTK can read forensic, uncompressed [[Ghost image]]s.
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; [[iLook]]
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: The [[IRS]]'s set of forensic tools and utilities. iLook V8 can image in Windows.
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; [[Paraben]]
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: A complete set of tools for [[Windows]] (and [[handheld]]) products.
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; [[ProDiscovery]]
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: Images and searches [[FAT12]], [[FAT16]], [[FAT32]] and all [[NTFS]] files.
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; [[X-Ways Forensics]]
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: Has some limited imaging capabilities. The output is [[raw format]].
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; [[X-Ways Replica]]
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: Performs [[hard disk]] [[cloning]] and imaging. The output is [[raw format]].
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Revision as of 02:29, 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

TODO expand this list

OLE Compound File 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