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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. 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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<i>Some events 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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This is a BY DATE listing of upcoming 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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Apple Inc.'s Macintosh OS X (pronounced "'''OS Ten'''") is the operating system distributed with Apple computers. It includes heavily used several programs by default, including [[Apple Mail]], a web browser called [[Apple Safari | Safari]], and an [[Apple Address Book]], and [[iCal]].  
  
This listing is divided into three sections (described as follows):<br>
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== Disk image types ==
<ol><li><b><u>[[Upcoming_events#Calls_For_Papers|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>[[Upcoming_events#Conferences|Conferences]]</u></b> - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>[[Training Courses and Providers]]</u></b> - Training </li><br></ol>
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== Calls For Papers ==
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Mac OS X has support for various disk image types build-in, some of which are:
Please help us keep this up-to-date with deadlines for upcoming conferences that would be appropriate for forensic research.
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* read-write disk image (.dmg) some of which use the [[Raw Image Format]]
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* [[Sparse Image format|Sparse disk image (.spareimage)]]
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* [[Sparse Bundle Image format|Sparse bundle disk image (.sparsebundle)]]
  
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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== Burn Folder ==
|- style="background:#bfbfbf; font-weight: bold"
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! width="30%|Title
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! width="15%"|Due Date
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! width="15%"|Notification Date
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! width="40%"|Website
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|-
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|The Sixth International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2013)
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|Apr 02, 2013
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|May 02, 2013
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=95
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|-
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|5th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C 2013)
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|Apr 30, 2013
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|Jun 01, 2013
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|http://d-forensics.org/2013/show/cf-papers
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|-
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|New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW)
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|TBD
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|TBD
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|http://www.nspw.org/2013/cfp
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|-
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|}
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See also [http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/tool.search?q=forensics WikiCFP 'Forensics']
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Mac OS X Burn Folder:
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<pre>
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$NAME.fpbf
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</pre>
  
== Conferences ==
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This folder normally contains [[Mac OS X Alias Files|alias files]] (similar to LNK files under Windows). Which should have the following signature.
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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<pre>
|- style="background:#bfbfbf; font-weight: bold"
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00000000  62 6f 6f 6b 00 00 00 00  6d 61 72 6b 00 00 00 00  |book....mark....|
! width="40%"|Title
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</pre>
! width="20%"|Date/Location
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! width="40%"|Website
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|-
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|65th Annual AAFS Meeting
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|Feb 18-23<br>Washington, DC
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|http://www.aafs.org/aafs-2013-annual-meeting
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|-
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|20th Annual Network & Distributed System Security Symposium
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|Feb 24-27<br>San Diego, CA
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|http://www.internetsociety.org/events/ndss-symposium-2013
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|-
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|RSA Conference 2013
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|Feb 25-Mar 01<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://rsaconference.com/events/2013/usa/index.htm
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|-
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|IMF 2013 - 7th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Mar 12-14<br>Nuernberg, Germany
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|http://www1.gi-ev.de/fachbereiche/sicherheit/fg/sidar/imf/imf2013/about.html
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|-
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|CTIN 2013 Digital Forensics Conference
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|Mar 13-15<br>Seattle, WA
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|http://www.ctinconference.org
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|-
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|CERIAS 14th Annual Information Security Symposium
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|Apr 03-04<br>West Lafayette, IN
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|http://www.cerias.purdue.edu/site/symposium2013
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|-
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|8th Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics and Incident Analysis (WDFIA)
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|May 08-10<br>Lisbon, Portugal
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|http://www.wdfia.org/default.asp
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|European Information Security Multi-Conference (EISMC 2013)
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|May 08-10<br>Lisbon, Portugal
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|http://www.eismc.org/
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|IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy
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|May 19-23<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2013/index.html
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|-
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|International Workshop on Cyber Crime
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|May 24<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://stegano.net/IWCC2013/
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|-
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|Techno Security and Forensics Investigation Conference
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|Jun 02-05<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.thetrainingco.com/html/Security%20Conference%202013.html
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|-
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|Mobile Forensics World
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|Jun 02-05<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/MFC-2013-Spring.html
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|-
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|ADFSL 2013 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Jun 10-12<br>Richmond, VA
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/index.htm
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|-
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|FIRST Conference
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|Jun 16-21<br>Bangkok, Thailand
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|http://conference.first.org/2013/
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|-
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|The 1st ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
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|Jun 17-19<br>Montpellier, France
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|http://ihmmsec.org/
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|-
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|28th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2013 International Information Security and Privacy Conference
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|Jul 08-10<br>Auckland, New Zealand
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|http://www.sec2013.org/
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|Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
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|Jul 24-26<br>Newcastle, United Kingdom
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|http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2013/
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|-
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|DFRWS 2013
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|Aug 04-07<br>Monterey, CA
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|http://dfrws.org/2013
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|-
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|Regional Computer Forensics Group GMU 2013
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|Aug 05-09<br>Fairfax, VA
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|http://www.rcfg.org
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|6th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET '13)
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|Aug 12<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
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|8th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec '13)
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|Aug 13<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
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|22nd USENIX Security Symposium - USENIX Security '13
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|Aug 14-16<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity13
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|6th International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2013)
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|Sep 02-06<br>Regensburg, Germany
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=95
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|New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW)
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|Sep 09-12<br>The Banff Center, Canada
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|http://www.nspw.org/current/
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|5th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime
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|Sep 25-27<br>Moscow, Russia
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|http://d-forensics.org/2013/show/home
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|-
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|VB2013 - the 23rd Virus Bulletin International Conference
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|Oct 02-04<br>Berlin, Germany
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2013/index
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|-
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==See Also==
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These [[Mac OS X Alias Files|alias files]] contain additional date and time values.
* [[Training Courses and Providers]]
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==References==
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Also check the following files for references to deleted .fpbf paths:
* [http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/guofei/sec_conf_stat.htm Computer Security Conference Ranking and Statistic]
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* [http://www.kdnuggets.com/meetings/ Meetings and Conferences in Data Mining and Discovery]
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/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
* http://www.conferencealerts.com/data.htm Data Mining Conferences World-Wide]
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/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist
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</pre>
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Actual burning of optical media is logged in:
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<pre>
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/var/log/system.log
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/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Logs/DiscRecording.log
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/private/var/.logs_exporter/cache/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Logs/DiscRecording.log
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</pre>
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== HFS/HFS+ date and time values ==
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In HFS+ date and time values are stored in an unsigned 32-bit integer containing the number of seconds since January 1, 1904 at 00:00:00 (midnight) UTC (GMT). This is slightly different from HFS where the date and time value are stored using the local time. The maximum representable date is February 6, 2040 at 06:28:15 UTC (GMT). The date values do not account for leap seconds. They do include a leap day in every year that is evenly divisible by four. This is sufficient given that the range of representable dates does not contain 1900 or 2100, neither of which have leap days. Also see: [http://web.archive.org/web/20090214212148/http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1150.html Technical Note TN1150 - HFS Plus Volume Format]
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Converting HFS/HFS+ date and time values with Python:
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<pre>
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import datetime
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print datetime.datetime( 1904, 1, 1 ) + datetime.timedelta( seconds=0xCBDAF25B )
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</pre>
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== Launch Agents ==
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System-wide:
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<pre>
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/Library/LaunchAgents
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/System/Library/LaunchAgents
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</pre>
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Per user:
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<pre>
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/Users/$USERNAME/Library/LaunchAgents
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</pre>
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These directories contain  [[Property list (plist)]] files.
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== Launch Daemons ==
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System-wide:
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<pre>
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/Library/LaunchDaemons
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/System/Library/LaunchDaemons
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</pre>
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These directories contain [[Property list (plist)]] files.
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== Startup Items ==
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<pre>
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/Library/StartupItems/
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/System/Library/StartupItems/
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</pre>
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== Crash Reporter ==
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<pre>
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/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter
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</pre>
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== Diagnostic Reports ==
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<pre>
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/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
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</pre>
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== Quarantine event database ==
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See [http://menial.co.uk/blog/2011/06/16/mac-quarantine-event-database/]
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Snow Leopard and earlier
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<pre>
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/Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEvents
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</pre>
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<pre>
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SELECT datetime(LSQuarantineTimeStamp + 978307200, "unixepoch") as LSQuarantineTimeStamp, LSQuarantineAgentName, LSQuarantineOriginURLString, LSQuarantineDataURLString from LSQuarantineEvent;
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</pre>
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Lion and later
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<pre>
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/Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEventsV2
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</pre>
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== sleepimage ==
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This file is similar to the hibernation file on Windows.
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<pre>
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/private/var/vm/sleepimage
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</pre>
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Also see: [http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/11/sleepimage-mac/]
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== Package Files (.PKG) ==
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Package Files (.PKG) are XAR archives [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xar_(archiver)] that contain a cpio archive and metadata [http://s.sudre.free.fr/Stuff/Ivanhoe/FLAT.html].
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== Also see ==
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* [[MacOS Process Monitoring]]
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* [[Acquiring a MacOS System with Target Disk Mode]]
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* [[Converting Binary Plists]]
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* [[FileVault Disk Encryption]]
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* [[File Vault]]
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=== Formats ===
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* [[Basic Security Module (BSM) file format]]
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* [[Property list (plist)]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.apple.com/macosx/ Official website]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X Wikipedia entry on OS X]
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* [http://menial.co.uk/blog/2011/06/16/mac-quarantine-event-database/ Quarantine event database]
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* [http://www2.tech.purdue.edu/cit/Courses/cit556/readings/MacForensicsCraiger.pdf Mac Forensics: Mac OS X and the HFS+ File System] by P. Craiger
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* [http://web.me.com/driley/iWeb/Previous_files/Directory_Services_Overview.pdf Mac OS X Directory Services Integration including Active Directory]
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* [http://digitalinvestigation.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/geek-post-nskeyedarchiver-files-what-are-they-and-how-can-i-use-them/ NSKeyedArchiver files – what are they, and how can I use them?]
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* [http://krypted.com/mac-os-x/command-line-alf-on-mac-os-x/ Command Line ALF on Mac OS X]
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* [http://newosxbook.com/DMG.html Demystifying the DMG File Format]
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* [https://code.google.com/p/mac-security-tips/wiki/ALL_THE_TIPS mac-security-tips]
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=== Apple Examiner ===
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* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/ The Apple Examiner]
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* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/MacsAndOS/Analysis/USBOSX/USBOSX.html USB Entries on OS X]
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* [http://www.appleexaminer.com/Downloads/MacForensics.pdf Macintosh Forensics - A Guide for the Forensically Sound Examination of a Macintosh Computer] by Ryan R. Kubasiak
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=== iCloud ===
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* [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4865?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US iCloud: iCloud security and privacy overview]
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[[Category:Mac OS X]]
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[[Category:Operating systems]]

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Apple Inc.'s Macintosh OS X (pronounced "OS Ten") is the operating system distributed with Apple computers. It includes heavily used several programs by default, including Apple Mail, a web browser called Safari, and an Apple Address Book, and iCal.

Disk image types

Mac OS X has support for various disk image types build-in, some of which are:

Burn Folder

Mac OS X Burn Folder:

$NAME.fpbf

This folder normally contains alias files (similar to LNK files under Windows). Which should have the following signature.

00000000  62 6f 6f 6b 00 00 00 00  6d 61 72 6b 00 00 00 00  |book....mark....|

These alias files contain additional date and time values.

Also check the following files for references to deleted .fpbf paths:

/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist

Actual burning of optical media is logged in:

/var/log/system.log
/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Logs/DiscRecording.log
/private/var/.logs_exporter/cache/Users/$USERNAME/Library/Logs/DiscRecording.log

HFS/HFS+ date and time values

In HFS+ date and time values are stored in an unsigned 32-bit integer containing the number of seconds since January 1, 1904 at 00:00:00 (midnight) UTC (GMT). This is slightly different from HFS where the date and time value are stored using the local time. The maximum representable date is February 6, 2040 at 06:28:15 UTC (GMT). The date values do not account for leap seconds. They do include a leap day in every year that is evenly divisible by four. This is sufficient given that the range of representable dates does not contain 1900 or 2100, neither of which have leap days. Also see: Technical Note TN1150 - HFS Plus Volume Format

Converting HFS/HFS+ date and time values with Python:

import datetime

print datetime.datetime( 1904, 1, 1 ) + datetime.timedelta( seconds=0xCBDAF25B )

Launch Agents

System-wide:

/Library/LaunchAgents
/System/Library/LaunchAgents

Per user:

/Users/$USERNAME/Library/LaunchAgents

These directories contain Property list (plist) files.

Launch Daemons

System-wide:

/Library/LaunchDaemons
/System/Library/LaunchDaemons

These directories contain Property list (plist) files.

Startup Items

/Library/StartupItems/
/System/Library/StartupItems/

Crash Reporter

/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter

Diagnostic Reports

/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports

Quarantine event database

See [1]

Snow Leopard and earlier

/Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEvents
SELECT datetime(LSQuarantineTimeStamp + 978307200, "unixepoch") as LSQuarantineTimeStamp, LSQuarantineAgentName, LSQuarantineOriginURLString, LSQuarantineDataURLString from LSQuarantineEvent;

Lion and later

/Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEventsV2

sleepimage

This file is similar to the hibernation file on Windows.

/private/var/vm/sleepimage

Also see: [2]

Package Files (.PKG)

Package Files (.PKG) are XAR archives [3] that contain a cpio archive and metadata [4].

Also see

Formats

External Links

Apple Examiner

iCloud