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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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|6th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime
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|May 16, 2014
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|Jul 30, 2014
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|http://d-forensics.org/2014/show/cf-calls
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|2014 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
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|Jun 01, 2014
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|Aug 15, 2014
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|http://www.acsac.org/2014/cfp/papers/
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|-
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|Open Source Digital Forensics Conference
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|Jun 01, 2014
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|
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|http://www.basistech.com/osdfcon/cfp/
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|67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
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|Aug 01, 2014
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|Nov 01, 2014
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|http://www.aafs.org
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|-
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|Eleventh Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Oct 01, 2014
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|Nov 15, 2014
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|http://www.ifip119.org
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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>
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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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|8th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|May 12-14<br>Muenster, Germany
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|http://www1.gi-ev.de/fachbereiche/sicherheit/fg/sidar/imf/imf2014/
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|2014 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
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|May 16-23<br>Berkley, CA, USA
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|http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=16517
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|-
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|9th ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|May 28-29<br>Richmond, VA
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/
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|Techno-Security and Forensics Conference
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|Jun 01-04<br>Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/Security%20Conference%202014.html
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|-
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|Mobile Forensics World
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|Jun 01-04<br>Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/MFC-2014-Spring.html
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|-
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|12th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
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|Jun 10-13<br>Lausanne, Switzerland
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|http://acns2014.epfl.ch/
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|-
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|2nd ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
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|Jun 11-13<br>Salzburg, Austria
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|http://www.ihmmsec.org/
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|54th Conference on Audio Forensics
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|Jun 12-14<br>London, England
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|http://www.aes.org/conferences/54/
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|-
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|Cyber and NetCentric Workshop (Requires US Security Clearance)
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|Jun 17-19<br>Lincoln Laboratories, Lexington, MA
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|https://conferences.ll.mit.edu/cnw/
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|2014 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
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|Jun 19-20<br>Philadelphia, PA, USA
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|https://www.usenix.org/conference/atc14
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|26th Annual FIRST Conference: Back to the ‘root’ of Incident Response
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|Jun 22-27<br>Boston, MA
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|http://www.first.org/conference/2014
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|44th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
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|Jun 23-26<br>Atlanta, GA, USA
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|http://www.dsn.org/
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|Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2014
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|Jul 09-11<br>Menlo Park, CA, USA
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|http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2014/
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|-
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|11th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment
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|July 10-11<br>Egham, UK
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|http://dimva2014.isg.rhul.ac.uk/
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|Black Hat USA 2014
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|Aug 02-07<br>Las Vegas, NV, USA
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|https://www.blackhat.com
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|DFRWS 2014
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|Aug 03-06<br>Denver, CO, USA
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|http://dfrws.org/2014/index.shtml
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|RCFG GMU 2014
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|Aug 04-08<br>Fairfax, VA, USA
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|http://www.rcfg.org/gmu/
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|23rd USENIX Security Symposium
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|Aug 20-22<br>San Diego, CA, USA
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|https://www.usenix.org/conferences
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|2014 HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo
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|Aug 25-27<br>Austin, TX
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|http://www.htcia.org/2013/11/2014-htcia-international-conference-training-expo/
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|International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES)
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|Sep 08-12<br>Fribourg, Switzerland
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/
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|The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW)
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|Sep 15-18<br>Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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|http://www.nspw.org/2014
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|6th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime co-hosted with the Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (SADFE)
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|Sep 18-20<br>New Haven, CT
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|http://d-forensics.org/2014/show/home
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|17th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses (RAID)
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|Sep 24-26<br>Gothenburg, Sweden
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|http://www.raid2014.eu/
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|24th Virus Bulletin International Conference
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|Sep 24-26<br>Seattle, WA
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2014/index
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|-
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|25th Annual Conference & Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium
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|Oct 06-10<br>Coeur d’Alene, ID, USA
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|http://www.leva.org/annual-training-conference/
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|5th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (OSDFCon)
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|Nov 05<br>Herndon, VA
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|http://www.basistech.com/osdfcon/
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|CyberCrime and Electronic Discovery Symposium 2014
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|Nov 5-7<br>Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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|http://www.ceds2014.com
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|2014 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)
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|Dec 08-12<br>New Orleans, LA
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|http://www.acsac.org/
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|Eleventh Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Jan 26-28<br>Orlando, FL
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|http://www.ifip119.org
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|67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
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|Feb 16-25<br>Orlando, FL
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|http://www.aafs.org
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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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<pre>
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/System/Library/LaunchAgents/
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</pre>
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== Launch Daemons ==
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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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== 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/Library/LaunchAgents/

Launch Daemons

/Library/LaunchDaemons/
/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

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