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'''Latest Disk wipe tool—DATA COPY KING-- Is Coming to Serve You'''
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{{Infobox_Software |
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  name = plaso |
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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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Hard drive wipe is not new to us, while the data security awareness doesn’t keep up with this concept. And the public are still wondering how to erase the sensitive data, just cast aside or use free hard drive wipe software is ok enough; or professional hard drive wipe tool should be employed.
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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].
How important it is to erase data?
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Rapid technological change and the short lifespan of IT assets, has articulated the need to permanently erase the data on retired equipment. The popularity of removable media such as USB drives has grown exponentially resulting in the alarming rise in data leaks through these devices, further heightening the need to properly wipe electronic data via hard drive wipe tool.
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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]].
Information assets pose a significant risk due to the large volumes of confidential information that is stored on them. Data must be completely erased before IT assets are disposed of, recycled, reused or donated.
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What is the consequence of Failure to erase data could result in:
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== Supported Formats ==
• Identity theft
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The information below is based of version 1.1.0
• Federal and/or civil liability
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• Exorbitant fines or lawsuits
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=== Storage Media Image File Formats ===
• Irreparable damage to an organization’s reputation
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Storage Medis Image File Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
• Decline in revenue due to bad will and loss of clients
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• Confidential data leaks
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=== Volume System Formats ===
How is your data leaked?
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Volume System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
Have you thought of the way you deal with your used electronic devices? How do you deal with the electronic storage media like USB stick? Just left it alone or throw them away, and then forget you have ever had such devices. Data leak is right rooting from the carelessly discarded hard drive or USB stick which could contain confidential data such as credit card details, social security numbers, bank details or clients’ information.
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How to erase data safely and sustainably with a reliable hard drive wipe tool?
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=== File System Formats ===
Presently there are three ways to erase data from electronic media: Software overwrite/Degauss/ Physical destruction.
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File System Format support is provided by [[dfvfs]].
Usually free hard drive wipe software is adopted by large amount of individuals however cannot be used if the media is damaged or is not writeable, unable to carry out data erasing on the locked/hidden sectors and depend on the BIOS/OS to perform the data erasing process. And meanwhile it cannot achieve the data erasing compliance appointed by government or organization
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Meanwhile, both degaussing and physical destruction cannot erase the data safely, and don’t provide reporting of the data erasing process which need to prove regulatory compliance; meanwhile hard drives and other electronic storage cannot be reused anymore, and it is not an environment-friendly approach.  
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=== File formats ===
Then what is the safest and sustainable way to erase data? Yes, DATA COPY KING is such a unique external disk wipe tool which performs data erasing independently from PC simply bypassing BIOS/OSAND and carrying out data erasing on the hidden/locked sectors, even on the hard drives with severe bad sectors and hard drives with clicking noises. Meanwhile, DATA COPY KING can sanitize the hard drive or other electronic storage devices to factory-level, so that they can be utilized again in an environment-friendly way to erase data.
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* Apple System Log (ASL)
Therefore, please keep informed and an eye to our website for more information of this new product with hard drive wipe function to erase data permanently, which will be released by SalvationDATA Technology in late February of 2010. More information please email us at info[at]salvationdata.com.
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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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* CUPS IPP
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* [[Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) Database File (EDB) format]] using [[libesedb]]
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* Firefox Cache
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* [[Java|Java IDX]]
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* MacOS-X Application firewall
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* MacOS-X Keychain
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* MacOS-X Securityd
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* MacOS-X Wifi
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* ([[SleuthKit]]) mactime logs
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* McAfee Anti-Virus Logs
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* Microsoft [[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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* [[Opera|Opera Browser history]]
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* OpenXML
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* Pcap files
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* Popularity Contest log
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* [[Property list (plist)|Property list (plist) format]] using [[binplist]]
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* SELinux audit logs
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* SkyDrive log and error log files
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* [[SQLite database format]] using [[SQLite]]
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* Symantec AV Corporate Edition and Endpoint Protection log
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* Syslog
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* UTMP
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* UTMPX
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* [[Windows Event Log (EVT)]] using [[libevt]]
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* Windows Firewall
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* Windows Job files (also known as "at jobs")
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* [[Windows Prefetch File Format|Windows Prefetch File format]]
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* [[Windows#Recycle_Bin|Windows Recycle bin]] (INFO2 and $I/$R)
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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]]
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* Xchat and Xchat scrollback files
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=== Bencode file formats ===
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* Transmission
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* uTorrent
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=== ESE database file formats ===
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* Internet Explorer WebCache format
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=== OLE Compound File formats ===
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* Document summary information
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* Summary information (top-level only)
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=== Property list (plist) formats ===
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* Airport
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* Apple Account
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* Bluetooth
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* Install History
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* iPod/iPhone
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* Mac User
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* Safari history
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* Software Update
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* Spotlight
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* Spotlight Volume Information
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* Timemachine
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=== SQLite database file formats ===
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* Android call logs
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* Android SMS
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* Chrome cookies
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* [[Google Chrome|Chrome browsing and downloads history]]
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* [[Mozilla Firefox|Firefox browsing and downloads history]]
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* Google Drive
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* Launch services quarantine events
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* MacKeeper cache
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* Mac OS X document versions
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* Skype text conversations
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* [[Zeitgeist|Zeitgeist activity database]]
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=== [[Windows Registry]] formats ===
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* [[Windows Application Compatibility|AppCompatCache]]
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* CCleaner
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* Less Frequently Used
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* MountPoints2
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* MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
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* [[Internet Explorer|MSIE Zones]]
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* Office MRU
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* Outlook Search
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* Run Keys
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* Services
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* Terminal Server MRU
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* Typed URLS
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* USBStor
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* UserAssist
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* WinRar
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* Windows version information
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== History ==
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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]], [[dfvfs]] and various other projects.
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== See Also ==
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* [[dfvfs]]
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* [[log2timeline]]
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== External Links ==
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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]
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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]

Revision as of 00:52, 4 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

The information below is based of version 1.1.0

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

Bencode file formats

  • Transmission
  • uTorrent

ESE database file formats

  • Internet Explorer WebCache format

OLE Compound File formats

  • Document summary information
  • Summary information (top-level only)

Property list (plist) formats

  • Airport
  • Apple Account
  • Bluetooth
  • Install History
  • iPod/iPhone
  • Mac User
  • Safari history
  • Software Update
  • Spotlight
  • Spotlight Volume Information
  • Timemachine

SQLite database file formats

Windows Registry formats

  • AppCompatCache
  • CCleaner
  • Less Frequently Used
  • MountPoints2
  • MRUList and MRUListEx (no shell item support)
  • MSIE Zones
  • Office MRU
  • Outlook Search
  • Run Keys
  • Services
  • Terminal Server MRU
  • Typed URLS
  • USBStor
  • UserAssist
  • WinRar
  • Windows version information

History

Plaso is a Python-based rewrite of the Perl-based log2timeline initially created by Kristinn Gudjonsson. Plaso builds upon the SleuthKit, libyal, dfvfs and various other projects.

See Also

External Links