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   name = plaso |
   maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]], [[Eric Mak]], [[David Nides]] |
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   maintainer = [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]], [[Joachim Metz]] |
 
   os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
 
   os = [[Linux]], [[Mac OS X]], [[Windows]] |
 
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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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The Plaso project site also provides [[4n6time]], formally "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by [[David Nides]].
  
 
== Supported Formats ==
 
== Supported Formats ==
  
 
=== Image File Formats ===
 
=== Image File Formats ===
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Image File Format support will be moved to [[dfvfs]].
 
* [[Raw Image Format]]
 
* [[Raw Image Format]]
  
 
=== Volume System Formats ===
 
=== Volume System Formats ===
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Volume System Format support will be moved to [[dfvfs]].
 
* [[Windows Shadow Volumes]] using [[libvshadow]]
 
* [[Windows Shadow Volumes]] using [[libvshadow]]
  
 
=== File System Formats ===
 
=== File System Formats ===
* uses [[sleuthkit]] and [[pystk3]]
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File System Format support will be moved to [[dfvfs]].
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* uses [[sleuthkit]] and [[pytsk]]
  
 
=== File Formats ===
 
=== File Formats ===
* [[Internet Explorer History File Format]] (also known as MSIE 4-9 Cache Files or index.dat) using [[libmsiecf]]
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* [[Property list (plist)|Binary property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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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]]
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== History ==
 
== History ==
Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based [[log2timeline]] initially created by [[Kristinn Gudjonsson]]. Plaso builds upon the [[SleuthKit]] and [http://code.google.com/p/libyal/ libyal].
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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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It comes bundled with 4n6time, formally "l2t_Review", a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review, by [[David Nides]].
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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* [[dfvfs]]
 
* [[log2timeline]]
 
* [[log2timeline]]
  
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* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
 
* [https://code.google.com/p/plaso/ Project site]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/home Project documentation]
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* [http://blog.kiddaland.net/ Project blog]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]
 
* [https://sites.google.com/a/kiddaland.net/plaso/usage/4n6time 4n6time]

Revision as of 04:31, 2 January 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, formally "l2t_Review", which is a cross-platform forensic tool for timeline creation and review by David Nides.

Supported Formats

Image File Formats

Image File Format support will be moved to dfvfs.

Volume System Formats

Volume System Format support will be moved to dfvfs.

File System Formats

File System Format support will be moved to dfvfs.

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.

See Also

External Links