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One of the first steps an examiners will need to carry out once they have an evidence image is to log system metadata, including OS version and patch level. This may be of particular importance if the image in question is from a machine that is suspected of having been compromised.
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{{Infobox_Software |
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  name = SIM Manager |
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  maintainer = [[Dekart]] |
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  genre = [[Category:Mobile device tools]]|
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  os = {{Windows}} |
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  license = {{Commercial}} |
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  website = [http://www.dekart.com/products/card_management/sim_manager/ dekart.com] |
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}}
  
==Windows==
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'''SIM Manager''' is program designed to read the contents of a SIM card and display it in a human readable form. It is compatible with 2G, 3G and Nextel [[iDEN]] cards.
  
===Windows 95/98/ME===
 
  
Establish the boot volume, verify that it is a FAT file system, and locate the hidden text file \MSDOS.SYS. Locate the [Options]WinVer parameter:
 
  
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== Feature highlights ==
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* Read the details of the SIM card (ICCID, IMSI, ATR)
! WinVer
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* Change PIN codes
! OS
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* Undelete SMS
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* Wipe SMS (so that it cannot be recovered)
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* Unicode support
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* Compatible with Nextel cards
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* Backup and restore SIM cards
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* Synchronization with Google contacts
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| 4.03.1212
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| Windows 95 OSR2.1
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| 4.03.1214
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| Windows 95 OSR2.5
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| 4.10.1998
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| Windows 98
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| 4.10.2222
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| Windows 98 SE
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| 4.90.3000
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| Windows ME
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Alternatively, establish WinDir ([Paths]WinDir in \MSDOS.SYS), locate the %WINDIR%\SYSTEM.DAT registry file. Next, look up the registry key Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\, and values Version and VersionNumber. (Backup copies of SYSTEM.DAT may be found in .CAB files in %WINDIR%\SYSBCKUP.)
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== Requirements ==
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* Any PC/SC compliant [[SIM_Card_Forensics#Hardware|smart card reader]].
  
===Windows NT4===
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== Screenshots ==
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[[Image:SIM Manager Main-edit.png|200px|thumb|left|SIM Manager's main window]]
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[[Image:SIM Manager SIM card propertiest.png|200px|thumb|left|SIM Manager shows the SIM card's properties]]
  
===Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista===
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== External Links ==
Information about a running system can be displayed using the command `ver` (and `systeminfo` on some systems).
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaBaqZiNW4U How to recover a deleted SMS using SIM Manager] (video tutorial)
  
During a forensic examination, information regarding the version of Windows can be found in a number of places.  For example, by default, the Windows directory on Windows XP is "C:\Windows", where on Windows NT and 2000, it was "C:\Winnt".  This is not definitive, however, because this directory name is easily modified during installation.
 
  
Determining the version of Windows from the Software Registry Hive file - navigate to the ''Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion'' key, and examine the values beneath the key; specifically, values such as ProductName, CSDVersion, ProductId (if available), BuildLab, and on Vista, BuildLabEx.
 
  
Determining the version of Windows from file version information - locate the file %WinDir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe and review the file version information/strings from the resource section of the PE file.  You can view this information with a hex editor, or extract it using a variety of means.  There is a Perl module (Win32::File::VersionInfo) that will allow you to extract this information, and the Perl script [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=164158&package_id=203967 kern.pl] illustrates a platform independent means of examining the PE header and ultimately locating the file version information.
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[[Category:Mobile device tools]]
 
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In order to determine the difference between Windows XP Professional and Home versions, look for the %WinDir%\system32\prodspec.ini file; it contains information regarding the Product type (either XP Pro or Home). Another way to do this is to look at Microsoft Product Code (first 5 digits of ''Product ID''). Some of these values:
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{| class="wikitable" border="1"
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!Value (MPC)!!Version
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|55034 || Windows XP Professional English
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|55683 || Windows XP Professional Russian
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|55681 || Windows XP Home Edition Russian
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==Unix/Linux==
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Information about a running system, including the kernel version, can be displayed using the command `uname -a`. However, this is not much good if you performing dead analysis on a disk image.
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===Linux===
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A number of Linux distributions create a file in ''/etc'' to identify the release or version installed.
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/etc/issue
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/etc/issue.net
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</pre>
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!Distro!!Tag
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|Red Hat || /etc/redhat-release
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|Debian  || /etc/debian-version
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=== (Open) Solaris ===
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===Free/Net/OpenBSD===
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A first indicator of the presence of a BSDs operating system is the partition table on a MBR-partitioned disk:
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|FreeBSD || FreeBSD (0xA5)
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|OpenBSD || OpenBSD (0xA6)
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|NetBSD || NetBSD (0xA9)
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You can get the release and version of BSDs operating system inside the kernel images, even with only a disk image.
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|OpenBSD || /bsd
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You can use <tt>strings</tt> and <tt>grep</tt> tools to find this information with <tt>strings kernel_path | grep os_name</tt>. (e.g.: <tt>strings /bsd | grep OpenBSD</tt>)
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===AIX===
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===HP/UX===
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===Other===
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* BSDI
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==Other==
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* Plan9
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* OS2
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* MacOS-X/IOS
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* DOS
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[[Category:Howtos]]
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Latest revision as of 09:14, 19 January 2010

SIM Manager
Maintainer: Dekart
OS: Windows
Genre:
License: Commercial
Website: dekart.com

SIM Manager is program designed to read the contents of a SIM card and display it in a human readable form. It is compatible with 2G, 3G and Nextel iDEN cards.


Feature highlights

  • Read the details of the SIM card (ICCID, IMSI, ATR)
  • Change PIN codes
  • Undelete SMS
  • Wipe SMS (so that it cannot be recovered)
  • Unicode support
  • Compatible with Nextel cards
  • Backup and restore SIM cards
  • Synchronization with Google contacts

Requirements

Screenshots

SIM Manager's main window
SIM Manager shows the SIM card's properties

External Links