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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.
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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].
  
 
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* [[Property list (plist)|Binary property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
 
* [[Property list (plist)|Binary property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4-9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
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* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4 - 9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
 
* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
 
* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
 
* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]
 
* [[Windows NT Registry File (REGF)]] using [[libregf]]

Revision as of 06:27, 10 May 2013

plaso
Maintainer: Kristinn Gudjonsson, Joachim Metz, Eric Mak, David Nides
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.

Supported Formats

Image File Formats

Volume System Formats

File System Formats

File Formats

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.

It comes bundled with 4n6time, formally "l2t_Review", a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review, by David Nides.

See Also

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